History

The Department of Ghanaian Languages and Linguistics is one of the oldest of the ten departments in the Faculty of Arts. The fundamental goal of the Department is to be a Centre of Excellence in research, study, usage and teaching of as many Ghanaian Languages as possible, especially those that the Republic of Ghana has approved for formal education. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate programmes. It offers courses in Ghanaian Linguistic Theory at all levels to facilitate the study of the Linguistics of each Ghanaian Language offered. It as well offers General Linguistics as part of its undergraduate programmes. At the postgraduate level, the Department offers courses to students who wish to pursue Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) programmes in Akan or Ewe.

Presently, courses are available in: Akan Language, Akan Literature, Ewe Language, Ewe Literature, Ga Language, Ga Literature. These programmes are aimed at training students to meet some demands on the market in the fields of teaching, media communication, translation etc. The Department is dedicated to quality education and research; our graduates are highly recruited within educational and research institutions, the media, government agencies, and publishing firms. You can also find detailed information about all of our degree options, courses, faculty and research throughout this website. To prospective scholars and students, we welcome you to be part of our challenging and exciting environment in your quest to seek an opportunity to develop yourself as a renowned linguist.