LNGS 412: Semantics of a Ghanaian Language


This course addresses the issue of how meaning is expressed in a Ghanaian language (e.g.
Akan, Dagaare, Dagbani, Dangme Ewe, Ga, and Gurenɛ). It provides students with the
knowledge of sense relations. Each of this set of courses concentrates on the semantics of
aspect and aspectual constructions, including the relations between the semantics of the root
and the semantics of the affix. Verb valency and semantic argument roles, the semantics of
derived verbs, topicalization, focus and related phenomena may be considered.