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Dr Gladys Nyarko Ansah

Education: PhD in Applied Linguistics

Affiliation: University of Ghana, Legon


Department of English

University of Ghana

P.O. Box LG 25

Legon, Accra


Phone: +233-(0)302-500381






Gladys Nyarko Ansah is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra. She received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from Lancaster University in 2011, and a Master of Research in Cognitive Linguistics from Brighton University in 2009. She obtained her MPhil (Linguistics) and BA (English and Linguistics) degrees from the University of Ghana in 2002 and 1999 respectively.

Gladys has about 15 years of teaching experience both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has taught a wide range of courses such as Semantics, Stylistics, Applied Linguistics, etc. This has led to her development of research interest in a wide range of areas in language studies. This is reflected in the range of her publications which have covered the following areas of language studies: language and cognition, language, culture and cognition, the sociolinguistics of bi/multilingualism, language and politics, and second language acquisition.

She has been published by reputable publishing outlets including Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Springer, LINCOM, and John Benjamins. Her current research interests focus on Language and Migration, and Culture and Politics.

Selected Publications

Anderson, J. A., & Ansah, G. N. (2015). A sociolinguistic mosaic of West Africa: Challenges and prospects. In D. Smakman & P. Heinrich (Eds.), Globalising Sociolinguistics: Challenging and Expanding Theory, (pp. ). London: Routledge.
Ansah, G. N. (2011). Emotion language in Akan: The case of anger. In Gian Claudio Batic (Ed.), Encoding Emotions in African Languages, (pp. 119-137). LINCOM .