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Akrofi Ansah,Mercy

DR.(MRS.) AKROFI ANSAH - RESEARCH FELLOW

Dr (Mrs) Mercy Akrofi Ansah is a Research Fellow in the Language, Literature and Drama section of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. She holds a Ph. D. degree in Linguistics from The University of Manchester, U.K.; an M. Phil. degree in Linguistics, University of Ghana; a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (English) from the University of Cape Coast and a B.A degree in Linguistics from the University of Ghana. She had her seven-year secondary education at Aburi Girls Secondary School where she served as the school sacristan in her final year.
Mercy's research interests are the Description and Documentation of the Grammar of less-studied Languages; Women and Literacy; Language Contact Phenomena in Multilingual Communities. She has some publications on the Grammar of Leteh (Larteh), a less-studied Ghanaian language in both local and international journals. She has been presenting her research findings at both local and international conferences.
She is currently involved in a Biography Study of Prominent Ghanaians, their lives and times, an investigator-led research by the Institute of African Studies. She is the Principal Investigator for the project. She is also involved in the Ghanaian Quality of Life research project, being undertaken by Fellows of the Institute of African Studies. Dr. Mercy Akrofi Ansah is personally involved in a Language Revitalization Project which seeks to rejuvenate Leteh. Products of the revitalization project will include a collection of Leteh folktales which would serve as a supplementary Reader for Basic Schools in Larteh and a Leteh Phrase book.
Dr. Akrofi Ansah is a Fellow of the American Council for Learned Societies, and affiliated to the World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL) and World Education. She is a member of the Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) where she is the current electoral commissioner. Mercy is also a member of the African Studies Association of Africa.
Dr. Akrofi Ansah is involved in christian women adult literacy programmes. It is her desire that christian illiterate women will learn to read in order to search for the truth, so that they are not preyed on by religious charlatans..

Selected Publications – DR. MERCY AKROFI ANSAH

  • Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2014. Expressing Possession in Guan: The Leteh Example. In: S. Owoahene-Acheampong (ed.). African Studies and Knowledge Production: A Reader. Accra: Sub-Saharan Publishers.
  • Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2014. Expressing Property Concepts in Leteh. Ghana Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 2 No. 2 Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2012. Compound Formation in Lɛtɛ (Larteh) . The Journal of West African Languages. Vol. XXXIX No. 2. 115-124.
  • Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2012. Numeral Systems of the World’s Languages (Akuapem Twi) at http//lingweb.eva.mpg.de/numeral/
  • Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2012. Numeral Systems of the World’s Languages (Larteh) at http//lingweb.eva.mpg.de/numeral/ Obiri M. and Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2012. Numeral Systems of the World’s Languages (Gua) at http//lingweb.eva.mpg.de/numeral/
  • Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2012. Action Nominalization in Leteh. Ghana Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 1 No. I: 3-13. Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2010. Focused Constituent Interrogatives in Lɛtɛ. Nordic Journal of African Studies. 19 (2): 98-107.
  • Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2005. Number Marking in Latɛ Nouns. In M. E. Kropp-Dakubu and E. K. Osam (eds.). Studies in the Languages of the Volta Basin.I pp. 88-95. Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2005. Latɛ Sound System and Syllable Structure. In G.S.K Adika (ed.) Language Centre Journal I. pp. 123-132.
  • Akrofi Ansah and Kwaku Ofori. 2004. Oral English for Senior High Schools. Audio Book Vol. I Yetran Publications. Akrofi
  • Ansah and Kwaku Ofori. 2005. Oral English for Senior High Schools. Audio Book Vol. II Yetran Publications.
  • Akrofi Ansah, Mercy. 2003. Function of Tone in Larteh. In M. E. Kropp-Dakubu and E.K. Osam (eds.) Studies in the Languages of the Volta Basin. I pp. 197-203. 2002 NUFU Conference Proceedings. 
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Research Fellow
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maansah@ug.edu.gh
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