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Books and Monographs

Bodomo, A. 2022. Linguistic Pan-Africanism as a Global Future: Reflections on the Language Question in Africa. Galda Verlag, Berlin, Germany. 112 pages.

“Pan-Africanism is a dominant ideological notion in Africa and its diaspora. As a notion, it means that Africa, Africans, and all people of African descent can only stand to gain a better future if the continent and its people unite and pool their resources together politically, economically, and socially.”

Ali, M. and Adams Bodomo. 2021. Ye Gorogor Yaa: Dagaare Folktales in Parallel Texts. LIT Verlag, Vienna, 241 pages.

Yέ Gorógoró Yaa: Dagaare Folktales in Parallel Texts is a relevant book on Dagaare oral literature and complements earlier works. The most innovative feature of the book is the application of Parallel Text Theory in the organisation and translation of the folktales. This satisfies both foreign and local readers who speak and write Dagaare. The book will revive research interest among Dagaaba scholars and reveal more about the nature of Dagaaba Oral Traditions and the rich cultural and traditional values of the Dagaaba of West Africa. Read More

Ali, M., Grimm, S. & Bodomo, A. 2021. A dictionary and grammatical sketch of Dagaare. (African Language Grammars and Dictionaries 4). Language Science Press, Berlin, Germany. 334 pages.

This book presents an extensive dictionary of the Dagaare language (Niger-Congo; Gur (Mabia)), focussing on the dialect of Central Dagaare, spoken in the Upper West region of Ghana. The dictionary provides comprehensive definitions, example sentences and the English translations, phonetic forms, inflected forms, etymological notes as well as information dialectal variation. This work is intended as a resource for linguists, but also as a resource for Dagaare speakers. Also included is a grammatical sketch of Dagaare contributed by Prof. Adams Bodomo. Read More

Bodomo A., Abubakari H. & Issah, S. 2020. Handbook of the Mabia Languages of West Africa. Galda Verlag, Berlin, Germany. 400 pages, ISBN 978-3-96203-117-6 (Print) ISBN 978-3-96203-118-3 (E-Book)

This publication is the first handbook of the Mabia languages of West Africa. This group of languages, numbering about 80, are spoken as first languages by more than 30 million people who live mostly in the Savanna grasslands of West Africa – in present-day northern Ghana, northern Cote d’Ivoire, northern Togo, northern Benin, northwest Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Mali. Read More

Essegbey, J. (ed.), Kallulli, D. (ed.) & Bodomo, A. (ed.) 2019. The Grammar of Verbs and their Arguments. A Cross-linguistic Perspective. Rüdiger Köppe Verlag (Grammatical Analyses of African Languages; vol. 59).
The papers in this volume are part of papers presented at the International Workshop on Verbs and Their Arguments at the University of Vienna in November 2015. The workshop was organized in honor of Prof. Lars Hellan who has either trained the contributors in the analysis of verbs and their arguments, or worked with them on a project in that field. Read More

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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, One-Soon; Che, Dewei; Bodomo, Adams. 2022. On a dichotomy of question types: the case of Mandarin Chinese and Changsha Xiang. In: The Linguistic Review, 2022.

Bodomo, Adams. 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, Meng; Bodomo, Adams; Xie, Wenxiu; Huang, Riliu. 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, Hongjie; Zhou, Minli; Che, Dewei; Zhang, Huiying; Bodomo, Adams. 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.

Fan Yang, Xia Zou, Mingzhou Xiong, Brian J. Hall, Kwame Sakyi, Jason J. Ong, Adams Bodomo, Honghua Cao, Bin Yang, Cheng Wang. 2021. Mental health on the move: An observational study to characterize post-migration depression symptoms among migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in China, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Volume 149, 2021, 110602, ISSN 0022-3999,

Dong, Hongjie; Zhou, Minli; Che, Dewei; Bodomo, Adams. 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

Despite public health being a top priority of the China-Africa cooperation,1 approximately half a million African migrants in China continue to have restricted access to local health services because of a combination of considerable social and structural barriers to health care. Read More

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