Welcome to the Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics is one of the Departments within the School of Languages in the College of Humanities. Established in 1964, it is one of the oldest Departments at the University of Ghana and on the African continent. The Department has a strong emphasis on the teaching and learning of various Ghanaian languages (e.g. Akan, Ewe, Ga, Dagaare, Dagbani) as well as the broader areas of theoretical and applied linguistics. The Department offers MA sandwich programme in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). This programme, which runs from June to July, is targeted at teachers of the English Language. Our faculty have expertise in core areas of linguistics (such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics) and many applied areas (such as language teaching, sign language, language in business). In addition to the major Ghanaian languages, our students and faculty have studied and researched into various under described languages like Ɔkere, Efutu, Gikyode, Gua, Kaakyi, Lεtε, Sεlεε and Tafi. Our courses prepare students for careers in teaching, research, sign language interpreting, media and industry in general. Adjudged by our students as one of the most student-friendly Departments in the University of Ghana, our doors are always open for discussions on points of mutual interest, including teaching, learning, research and beyond. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our programmes, courses and the variety of research that faculty members are engaged in.  

Dr. Grace Diabah

(Head, Department of Linguistics)