Gladys is a Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Ghana, Legon. She received a Ph.D in Applied Linguistics from Lancaster University in 2012 after her MPhil in Linguistics from University of Ghana. She also recieved a MRes(Master of Research ) degree in cognitive Linguistics from Brighton, UK.
Her current research interests include:
Cognitive linguistics – bilingual cognition, bilingualism and metaphors
The sociolinguistics of bilingualism/multilingualism- language use and language choice in bilingual/multilingual contexts, second language use in education.
Language in politics - language use and language choice in political discourses in Ghana, political language and social cognition.
1. Bilingual education in multilingual community: policy and practice
2. Language and work among three migrant communities in Accra (Being Funded by University of Ghana Research Grant)
Political nicknaming in Ghana: social representations of democracy achieved through conceptual blending. In Lauer, H., Amfo, N.A.A. and Anderson, J.A. (2010). Identity meets Nationality: voices from the Humanities. Selected proceedings from the 7th Faculty of Arts Colloquium, UG, Legon. Accra: Sub-Saharan.
Linguistic Diversity in the Modern World: Practicalities and Paradoxes. The International Journal of Language Society and Culture Issue 26 LSC-2008.
Domains of English in Ghana and Its Use for Specific Purposes. In Krzanowski, M. (ed) (2008). English for Academic and Specific Purposes in Developing, Emerging and Least Developed Countries. 122-129. UK:IATEFL
Lexical Innovation in Akan: An Overview in Dakubu, M.E and E.K.Osam (eds.) Volta Basin 2. Proceedings of the annual colloquium of the Legon-Trondheim Linguistics Project, 12-13 January 2004.
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