Other Activities

Lectures & Conference Presentations


The Belt and Road Initiative in an Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
OBOR Conference, Xi’an University, China (online), October 27

Strategies for the Promotion of the Dagaare Language.
Daagare Language and Culture Development Conference, Ghana, September 17 – 18

Humanities and the Fight Against Corruption in West Africa: The Role of Linguistic and Literary Scholars. Federal University Lokoja, Nigeria, August 24

Put Weight on Top: The Language and Literature of Corruption in West Africa. 32nd West African Languages Conference, Nigeria, August 15 – 21


Anti-Sinicism in the 21st Century
Tsinghua University, Beijing (China), December 3.

The African Diaspora in China
November 5.

Understanding the African diaspora in China
November 4.

Peaceful change in Africa
Diplomatic Academy, Vienna (Austria), October 22.

Verb-object compounds and idioms in Chinese
October 19-20.

Computer-mediated communication for linguistics and literacy in the 21st century: Is technology changing the way we read and write?
October 17.

Confucianism in an Era of Rising Anti-sinicism: A Case Study within Africa – China Relations
October 14-16.

Africa – Asia – Europe Economic Relations: Dependency or Partnership?
Plattsburgh State University of New York, August 29 to September 2.

Harmonization of orthographies for Mabia and other West African languages
August 11-15.

Serial verb reduplication in the Mabia languages
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)


Ghana and its Contemporary Global Relations
Harwell Campus, University of Manchester (UK), October 25.

Keynote speech at CFP: Global Encounters: Transnational Mobility within and beyond China
Minzu University of China, Beijing (China), June 23-24

Transformation and Resilience within African communities in China
University of Oxford, Oxford (UK), February 28.

Transformation and Resilience within African communities in Guangzhou, China
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York (USA), February 8.

Conference Organisation


28th FILLM Congress (Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes)


23rd International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference

Professional Affiliations

International Federation of Modern Languages and Literatures (FILLM)
African Studies Association (of America)
Linguistic Society of America
Linguistic Society of Hong Kong
International Lexical-Functional Grammar Association
Ghana Computer Literacy and Distance Education Group (GhaCLAD)
Dictionary Society of North America