Keynote Speakers

James Essegbey

Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of Florida
U.S.A.

Professor James Essegbey’s research interests include the description and documentation of endangered languages, the varieties of English spoken by people of African descent, and the influence of African languages on creoles. He works on the Kwa languages of West Africa, especially Gbe (i.e. Ewe, Gen, Aja and Fon), Akan, and Ghana-Togo Mountain (GTM) languages (Nyangbo and Animere). He also investigates the influence of the Gbe languages on Suriname creoles.

Helga Schröder

Department of Linguistics and Languages
University of Nairobi
Kenya

Professor James Essegbey’s research interests include the description and documentation of endangered languages, the varieties of English spoken by people of African descent, and the influence of African languages on creoles. He works on the Kwa languages of West Africa, especially Gbe (i.e. Ewe, Gen, Aja and Fon), Akan, and Ghana-Togo Mountain (GTM) languages (Nyangbo and Animere). He also investigates the influence of the Gbe languages on Suriname creoles.

 

 

 

Humphrey Jeremiah Ojwang

Anthropology, Gender and African Studies
University of Nairobi
Kenya