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Dr. Kofi Yakpo
Associate Professor (Affilliated)
Department of Linguistics, School of Humanities


Kofi Yakpo

My research revolves around multilingualism. How, when and why do people use several languages at the same time? How does this change the grammar and lexicon of the languages they use? How do societies handle their multilingual heritage socially and politically? I am currently working on language contact and the emergence of new languages in highly multilingual regions, with a focus on Creole languages and Asian diaspora languages in West Africa, the Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean.

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