Indiana University BloomingtonINDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON
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People: Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

Samuel ObengSamuel Obeng

Education

Research Interests

  • Discourse Pragmatics: Political, juridical, therapeutic, and informal discourse. The speakable and the unspeakable.
  • Language Contact: Multilingualism, language attitudes, language & ethnicity, minority languages in developing nations, the politics of languages in Africa, Africanisms in Atlantic-Based English Creoles, West African Pidgin English.
  • Phonetics & Firthian Prosodic Phonology: Impressionistic Phonetics and Firthian prosodic Phonology. Phonetic resources used in managing interactional categories‚?"turns, repair, overlapping talk and backchannel communications.
  • African Linguistics: Structure (prosodic-morphology) and ethno-pragmatics of African onomasiology, language documentation, language pedagogy (lexicography).

Contact Information

Email: sobeng@indiana.edu
Office: Ballantine Hall, Room 844
Phone: (812) 855-8199

Publication Highlights

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