Articles and Book Chapters

Anttila, A. & Bodomo, A. 2023. Tone and morphological level ordering in Dagaare. In: Phonology, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp. 443-471, 2022.

Dakurah, G., Kanwetuu, V. de P. & Bodomo, A. 2023. No Kagyin, No Funerals Among the Dagaaba of North-West Ghana: Understanding the Symbolic and Ritual Aspects of the Uses of Crops. In: OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying, 0(0). 2023.

Che, D., Bodomo, A. 2023. China and the European Union in Africa: win–win-lose or win–win-win? In: Asia Europe Journal 21, pp. 119–136, 2023.

Ye, W., Kenne, J. & Bodomo, A. 2023. Christiane Badgley, director. Guangzhou Dream Factory. In: African Studies Review, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp. 296-298, 2023.

Bodomo, A. & Abubakari, H. 2022. Serial verb reduplication in the Mabia languages of West Africa. In: Legon Journal of the Humanities, Volume 33.2, pp. 29-58, 2022.

Yang, F., Han, X., Song, Y., Tang, W., Wu, D., Wang, C., Bodomo, A.B. & Guo, Y. 2022. Scoping review protocol on the health of sub-Saharan African migrants in the Asia-Pacific region. In: BMJ open, Volume12, e067901, 2022. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-067901

Yuka, C.L., Bodomo, A. 2022. Towards the development of linguistics in West Africa: The contributions of the West African linguistic society. In: Beyond Babel, pp. 43-58, 2022.

Zhao, P., Wang, J., Hall, B.J., Sakyi, K., Rafiq, M.Y., Bodomo, A. & Wang, C. 2022. HIV testing uptake, enablers, and barriers among African migrants in China: A nationwide cross-sectional study. In: Journal of Global Health 12, 2022. DOI: 10.7189/jogh.12.11015

Her, O., Che, D., Bodomo, A. 2022. On a dichotomy of question types: the case of Mandarin Chinese and Changsha Xiang. In: The Linguistic Review, 2022.

Bodomo, A. 2021. The Belt and Road Initiative in an era of the COVID-19 Pandemic. In: World Economics, Vol. 22, No. 4, October–December 2021.

Ji, M., Bodomo, A., Xie, W. & Huang, R. 2021. Assessing Communicative Effectiveness of Public Health Information in Chinese: Developing Automatic Decision Aids for the International Health Professionals. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(19), 10329.

Dong, H., Zhou, M., Che, D., Zhang, H. & Bodomo, A. 2021. Analysis of COVID-19 Name Varieties in Chinese Mass and Social Media. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(18), 9850.

Yang, F., Zou, X., Xiong, M., Hall, B.J., Sakyi, K., Ong, J.J., Bodomo, A., Cao, H., Yang, B. & Wang, C. 2021. Mental health on the move: An observational study to characterize post-migration depression symptoms among migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in China. In: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Volume 149, 2021, 110602, ISSN 0022-3999,

Dong, H., Zhou, M., Che, D. & Bodomo, A. 2020. If the Coronavirus Doesn’t Scare You, the Banners Will – A Case Study of Early COVID-19 Banners. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(24), 9595.

Bodomo, A. 2020. Identity packaging in Africa – China cross-cultural communication. In Tembe, Pausl and Vusi Gumede (eds) Cultures, Identities, and Ideologies in Africa – China Cooperation. Thabo Mbeki Institute and Africa World Press.

Bodomo, A. 2020. Ananse auf der Suche nach einem Narren. Ein Volksmärchen aus Afrika. In: Die: Zeitschrift für den Deutschunterricht in Wissenschaft und Schule, Heft 3-2020, p. 53-58 Klagenfurt, Austria. Retrieved from: (last accessed: 24.01.2021).

Bodomo, A., Dewei Che & Hongjie Dong. 2020. Calculator communication in the markets of Guangzhou and beyond, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2020.1786575

Bodomo, A. 2020. Historical and contemporary perspectives on inequalities and well-being of Africans in China, Asian Ethnicity, DOI: 10.1080/14631369.2020.1761246

Bodomo, A.B., Liem, A. L Lin, and BJ Hall. 2020. How African migrants in China cope with barriers to health care. Lancet Public Health Vol 5. Issue 4, PE 192.

Bodomo, A. 2019. Africa-China-Europe relations. Conditions and conditionalities. In: Journal of International Studies 12(4), p. 115-129.

Bodomo, A. & Che, D. 2019. The Globalization of Foreign Investment in Africa. In Comes the Dragon. In: Reconfiguring Trans-Regionalism in the Global South – African Asian Encounters. Rupert, U. & Anthony, R. (eds.). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 61-77 (International Political Economy Series).

Bodomo, A. 2019. A Daagare Pandora’s Box : The syntax of verb serialization in an oral literature context. In: The Grammar of Verbs and their Arguments. A Cross-linguistic Perspective. Essegbey, J., Kallulli, D. & Bodomo, A. (eds.). Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, p. 115-149 (Grammatical Analyses of African Languages; vol. 59).

Bodomo, A. 2019. Introduction. In: The Grammar of Verbs and their Arguments. A Cross-linguistic Perspective. Essegbey, J., Kallulli, D. & Bodomo, A. (eds.). Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, p. 11-14 (Grammatical Analyses of African Languages; vol. 59).

Bodomo, A. 2019. Is China colonizing Africa? In: Global Economic Governance and Human Development. Raudino, S. & Poletti, A. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 120-132.

Bodomo, A. & Abubakari, H. & Che, D. 2018. On nominalizing the serial verb in Mabia languages. In: Ghana Journal of Linguistics 7 (2), p. 1-32.

Bodomo, A. 2018. A Constraint-Based Analysis of the Objects of VO Verbal Compounds in Mandarin Chinese. In: Proceedings of the LFG’18 Conference. Butt, M. & King, T. H. (eds.) Stanford University CSLI Publications, p. 150-169.

Agwuele, A. & Bodomo, A. 2018. Introduction: African Linguistics. In: The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics. Agwuele, A. & Bodomo, A. (eds.). Abingdon/New York: Routledge, p. 1-11.

Bodomo, A. 2018. Tense and time-depth in the Mabia languages of West Africa: Testing the philosophy of linguistic relativity. Agwuele, A. & Bodomo, A. (eds.). The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics. Abingdon/New York: Routledge, p. 438-449.

Bodomo, A. B. 2018. The Bridge is not Burning Down: Transformation and Resilience within China’s African Diaspora Communities. In: African Studies Quarterly 17(4), p. 63-83.

Bodomo, A. B. 2017. Parallel text: a theoretical and methodological strategy for promoting African language literature in the twenty first century. In: Translation: A Transdisciplinary Journal, Issue 6, September 2017, p. 36-52.

Bodomo, A. B. & Abubakari, H. 2017. Towards the Harmonization of a Writing System for the Mabia Languages of West Africa. In Deconstructing the Tower of Babel: Between the Harmonization and Fragmentation of African Language Orthographies. Prah, Kwesi Kwaa and Miti, Lazarus Musazitame (eds). Cape Town, South Africa. Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS). CASAS Book Series No. 120, p. 159-181.

Bodomo, A. B., Yu, S. & Che, D. 2017. Verb-object compounds and idioms in Chinese. In Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology: EUROPHRAS 2017. Mitkov, R. (ed.). Cham (Germany): Springer, Vol. 10596, p. 383-396 19 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series)

Bodomo, A. B. 2017. African Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures: Exploring Global Interdisciplinary Research Trends in the Humanities. Inaugural Lecture Monographs series Vol. 1. Galda Verlag, Berlin, 50 pages.

Hiraiwa, K., Akanlig-Pare, G., Atintono, S., Bodomo, A. B., Essizewa, K., & Hudu, F. 2017. A comparative syntax of internally-headed relative clauses in Gur. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2(1), 27. DOI:

Bodomo, A. B. 2016. The Ghanaian community in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. In The socio-spatial landscape of international migration zones in Guangzhou, eds. Zhigang Li et al. Nanjing: Southeast University Press.

Bodomo, A. B. 2016. Afriphone literature as a prototypical form of African literature: Insights from prototype theory. In: Advances in Language and Literary Studies. 7, 5, p. 262-267.

Bodomo, A. B. & Pajancic, C. 2016. Counting beans: Some empirical and methodological problems for calibrating the African presence in Greater China, in: Africans in China. Guangdong and Beyond (ed. Adams Bodomo), 2016. Diasporic Africa Press, New York. p. 139-155.

Bodomo, A. B. et al. 2015. Overcoming Barriers to Health Care Access: A Qualitative Study among African Migrants in Guangzhou, China. In: Global Public Health.

Bodomo, A. B. 2015. African soft power in China, in: African – East African Affairs. 2015, 2, p. 76-97.

Bodomo, A. B. & Pajancic, C. 2015. Counting beans: Some empirical and methodological problems for calibrating the African presence in Greater China, in: Journal of Pan African Studies. 7, 10, p. 126-143.

Lin, L., Hall, B., Khoe, C. & Bodomo, A. B. 2015. Ebola outbreak: From the perspective of African migrants in China, in: American Journal of Public Health. Volume 105, Issue 5, p. 5.

Bodomo, A. B. 2015. African traders in Guangzhou: a bridge community for Africa – China relations, in: Handbook on China and Developing Countries. Freeman, C. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 133-166.

Bodomo, A. B. 2014. The African traveler and the Chinese customs official: Ethnic minority profiling at border check points in Hong Kong and China? In : Journal of African American Studies. 13 p.

Bodomo, A. B. & Chabal, E-S. 2014. Africa – Asia relations through the prism of television drama: How Africans in Hong Kong conceptualize Korean culture. In : African and Asian Studies. 13, 4, p. 504-529, 25 p.

Bodomo, A. 2013. African diaspora remittances are better than foreign aid funds: diaspora-driven development in the 21st Century. World Economics Journal, Vol. 14(4), 21-28.

Bodomo, A. B and Roberval Silva. 2012. Language matters: The role of the Portuguese language in the establishment of the Lusophone African community in Macau. African Studies, Vol 71 no 1, pages 71–90.

Bodomo, A. B. and Grace Ma. 2012. We are what we eat: food in the process of community formation and identity shaping among African traders in Guangzhou and Yiwu. African Diaspora 5 (1): 1–26.

Bodomo, A. B 2010. Strategies for enhancing and evaluating interactivity in web-based learning and teaching. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 5 (4), 18-43.

Bodomo, A. B., andGrace Ma. 2010. From Guangzhou to Yiwu: Emerging facets of the African diaspora in China. International Journal of African Renaissance Studies Vol 5, No. 2, pages 283-289. [Abstract]

Bodomo, A. B. 2010. Documentation and revitalization of the Zhuang language and culture of southwestern China through linguistic fieldwork. Journal of Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education (DIME)

Bodomo, A. B. 2010. The African trading community in Guangzhou: an emerging bridge for Africa-China relations. China Quarterly. No. 203, pages 693–707.

Bodomo A. B. and Ken Hiraiwa. 2010. Relativization in Dagaare and its Typological Implications: Left-Headed but Internally-Headed. Lingua, vol 120 (2010) 953-983. DOI information:10.1016/j.lingua. 2009.06.008

Bodomo, A. B., Jemima Anderson and Josephine Dzahene-Quarshie. 2010. A kente of many colours: multilingualism as a complex ecology of language shift in Ghana. Sociolinguistic Studies vol 3, no 3

 Bodomo A. B. 2009. Africa-China Relations in an Era of Globalization: the Role of African trading communities in China [全球化时代的中非关系:非洲在华贸易团体的角色]. WEST ASIA AND AFRICA 《西亚非洲》. 2009 Vol 8, Pages 62-67.

Bodomo, A. B. 2009. Africa-China relations: symmetry, soft power, and South Africa. The China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Fall 2009), 169-178.

Arto, A. and Bodomo, A. B. 2009. Prosodic morphology in Dagaare. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 38) , Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, Massaschusetts, 56-68.

Wu, Yicheng and Bodomo, A. B. 2009. Classifiers are not determiners. Linguistic Inquiry vol 40 no 3

Hu, Yuxiu and Bodomo, A. B. 2009. Harbinglish: L1 influence on the learning of English by High School students in Harbin, China. Asian EFL Journal. Vol 11 No. 3, Pages 190-233.

Bodomo A. B. 2008. An Emerging African-Chinese Community in Hong Kong: The Case of Tsim Sha Tsui’s Chungking Mansions. In Kiran Kamal Prasad and Jean-Pierre Angenot (ed). TADIA: The African Diaspora in Asia, Explorations on a Less Known Fact: Papers Presented at the First International Conference on the African Diaspora in Asia in Panaji, Goa, 445-461.

Hiraiwa, K and Bodomo, A. B. 2008. Object-sharing as symmetric sharing: Predicate clefting and serial verbs in Dagaare. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. Vol 26 No. 4, Pages 795 – 832 DOI 10.1007/s11049-008-9056-y.

Hiraiwa, K and Bodomo, A. B. 2008. Object-sharing as symmetric sharing: Evidence from Dàgáárè. The Proceedings of the WCCFL 26. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. 243-251.

Bodomo, A. B. 2008. Instructional interactivity in a web-based learning community. In Lilian Esnault (ed). Web-Based Education and Pedagogical Technologies: Solutions for Learning Applications, IGI Global Books, 131-146.

Bodomo, A. B. 2008. Event structure and grammar. In Patrick Colm Hogan (ed). Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences.

Bodomo A.B. 2007. An emerging African-Chinese community in Hong Kong: the case of Tsim Sha Tsui’s Chungking Mansions, In Kwesi Kwaa Prah (ed). Afro-Chinese Relations: Past, Present and Future. Cape Town, South Africa, The Centre for Advanced Studies in African Societies, 367-389.

Mora, M. and Bodomo, A. B. 2007. Documentation is documentation and theory is theory: a reply to Daniel Avorgbedor’s commentary on “Documenting spoken and sung texts of the Dagaaba of West Africa”, Empirical Musicology Review, 2(2): 152-154.

Bodomo, A. B. and Manolete Mora. 2007. Documenting spoken and sung texts of the Dagaaba of West Africa. Empirical Musicology Review, 2(3): 81-102.

Bodomo, A. B. 2007. Mobile phone texting in Hong Kong. In David Taniar (ed). Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing And Commerce. Information Science Reference. Idea Group Inc.

Bodomo, A. B. 2007.Constructivism in higher education: The case of online bulletin board discussions in a linguistics course. In Mohamad S. and N. J. Tuah (eds). Applications of Computing and Information Technology in Higher Learning. Asaihl/University of Brunei, 1-22.

Bodomo, A. B. and C. Marfo. 2007. The morphophonology of noun classes in Dagaare and Akan, Studi Linguistici e Filologici Online, 4.2.

Wong, M. L. Y. and Bodomo, A. B. 2006. On the sequential ordering of adverbs in Mandarin Chinese, Acta Orientalia, 67: 325-353.

Bodomo, A. B. 2006. The structure of ideophones in African and Asian languages: The case of Dagaare and Cantonese. In John Mugane, John P. Hutchison and Dee a. Worman (eds). Selected Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages and Linguistics in Broad Perspectives, Harvard University.

Bodomo, A. B. 2006. Interactivity in Web-Based Learning.International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 1: 18-30.

Bodomo, A. B. 2006. Preface to the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 2(1): i-vi.

Bodomo, A. B., C. Marfo, A. Cunningham, and Sally Y. K. Mok. 2006. A Unicode Keyboard for African Languages: The Case of Dagaare and Twi. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 2(1): 1-20.

Marfo, C. and Bodomo, A. B. 2005. Information structuring in Akan question-word fronting and focus constructions. Studies in African Linguistics, 34.2: 179-208.

Bodomo, A. B. 2005. Constructing knowledge through online bulletin board discussions. In C. Howard et. al. (eds). Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, 386-393. Idea Group Inc.

Bodomo, A. B. 2005. Interaction in Web-based learning. In C. Howard et. al. (eds). Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, 1130-1139. Idea Group Inc.

Bodomo, A. B. 2004. Joan Bresnan. In P. Strazny (ed). Encyclopedia of Linguistics, 2 vols, 153-155. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Bodomo, A. B. 2004. Moore and the Gur languages. In P. Strazny (ed). Encyclopedia of Linguistics, 2 vols, 708-711. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Bodomo, A. B. 2004. The syntax of nominalized complex verbal predicates in Dagaare. Studia Linguistica. 58(1).

Bodomo, A. B. and K. Hiraira. 2004. Relativization in Dagaare. Journal of Dagaare Studies. 4: 53-75.

Bodomo, A. B., Olivia S.-C. Lam, and Natalie S.-S. Yu. 2004. Double Object and Serial Verb Benefactive Constructions in Cantonese. Acta Orientalia.

Bodomo, A. B.,C. P. Tai. 2003. Field notes from Guangxi: Zhuang characters for quasi-religious functions. China Education Forum. 4(1): 13-14. URL:

Bodomo, A. B., M. L. Lam, and Carmen K. M. Lee. 2003. Some students still read books in the 21st century: a study of user preferences for print and electronic libraries. Reading Matrix. 3 (3). Special Issue on Reading and Technology.

Bodomo, A. B., K. K. Luke, and A. Anttila. 2003. Evaluating interactivity in web-based learning. Global E-Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Education. Volume III.

Bodomo, A. B. andY. M. Lee. 2003. On the function COMP in Cantonese. In: Lexical-Functional Grammar Analysis of Chinese, edited by A. B. Bodomo and K. K. Luke, Journal of Chinese Linguistics Monograph 19. 96-116.

Luke, K. K., Bodomo, A. B, and O. T. Nancarrow. 2003. On the subject condition in Cantonese. In: Lexical- Functional Grammar Analysis of Chinese, edited by A. B. Bodomo and K. K. Luke, Journal of Chinese Linguistics Monograph 19. 32-57.

Bodomo, A. B. 2002. The syntax of serial verbs in Dagaare. In: New Directions in Ghanaian Linguistics, edited by F. K. Ameka and E. K. Osam. Accra, Ghana: Black Mask Ltd.

Bodomo, A. B. 2002. Evaluating Language Resources on the Internet. In: Reflecting on Language in Education, edited by V. Crew, C. Davison, and B. Mak. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education. 153-167.

Bodomo, A. B. and Carmen K. M. Lee. 2002. Changing forms of language and literacy: technobabble and Mobile Phone Communication. Literacy and Numeracy Studies. 12(1): 23-44.

Bodomo, A. B. 2001. Dagaare. In Garry, Jane. et al.(eds). Facts About the World’s Languages: An Encyclopedia of the World’s Major Languages: Past and Present.. New York: H. W. Wilson Press.

Bodomo, A. B. 2001. History from linguistics: loanwords in Dagaare as sources of information for a cultural history of the Dagaaba. In Journal of Dagaare Studies, 1(1).

Bodomo, A. B. 2001. The temporal systems of Dagaare and Dagbane: re-appraising the philosophy of linguistic relativity. Journal of Cultural Studies. 3(1): 43-55.

Luke, K. K. and Bodomo, A. B. 2001. A comparative study of the semantics of serial verb constructions in Dagaare and Cantonese. Languages in Contrast. 3(2): 165-180.

Bodomo, A. B. 2000. A comparative study of English small clauses and Dagaare serial verbs. In Languages and Linguistics. 6: 37-56.

Anttila, A. and Bodomo, A. B. 2000. Tonal polarity in Dagaare. In Carstens, Vicki & Frederick Parkinson (eds.). Trends in African Linguistics 4: Advances in African Linguistics. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press. 119-134.

Bodomo, A. B. 1998. Serial verbs as complex predicates in Dagaare and Akan. In Maddieson and Hinnebusch, eds. Language History and Linguistic Description in Africa: Trends in African Linguistics, 2: 195-204. Africa World Press, Inc.

Bodomo, A. B. 1997. Linguistics, education, and politics: An interplay on Ghanaian languages. In Herbert, R. ed. African Linguistics at the Crossroads: Papers from Kwaluseni. 469 – 484 Rudiger Koppe Verlag, Koln.

Bodomo, A. B. 1997. Linguistic relativity in the light of Mabia temporal systems: Evidence from Dagaare and Dagbane. In Cahiers Voltaiques / Gur Papers I. 95-103, Bayreuth, Germany.

Bodomo, A. B. 1997. A conceptual mapping theory for serial verbs. In Butt and King (eds.) Online Proceedings of LFG97, UCSD, USA, 6/97. CSLI, Stanford University.

Bodomo, A. B. and Samuel Agyei-Mensah 1997. Integrating literacy and health education for a sustainable development in Africa. Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies. 16: 5-20, Stockholm, Sweden. [Evolved and directed theoretical development, analysis and final revisions: 50% or more]

Bodomo, A. B. 1996. On language and development in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of Ghana. In Nordic Journal of African Studies. 5(2): 31-53, University of Helsinki Press, Finland.

Bodomo, A. B. 1996. Complex predicates: The case of serial verbs in Dagaare and Akan. In Butt and King (eds.) On-Line Proceedings of the First LFG Conference, 89 -103, August 26-28 1996, Grenoble, France. CSLI, Stanford University. 

Bodomo, A. B. 1995. The contribution of loanwords to the study of cultural history. In Nordic Journal of African Studies, 4(2), University of Helsinki Press, Finland.

Bodomo, A. B. 1994. Language, Culture, and History in northern Ghana: An introduction to the Mabia linguistic group. In Nordic Journal of African Studies, 3(2), University of Helsinki Press, Finland.

Bodomo, A. B. 1994. The noun class system of Dagaare: A phonology – morphology interface. In Working Papers in Linguistics No. 22, University of Trondheim, Norway.

Bodomo, A. B. 1990. En sammenlignende analyse av språkplanleggingen i Ghana og Norge. [A comparative analysis of language planning in Ghana and Norway] in NOA. No. 12, 1990, Universitetet i Oslo.