Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of Florida
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.