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Enock Appiah Tieku

Abteilung für Sprach- und Kulturevolution
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 (0) 341 3550 260
E-Mail: enock_tieku@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

About me

I am a doctoral student at the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution and a member of the ERC-funded QUANTA project. My research aligns with the goals of the QUANTA project which examines the evolution of quantification. I am studying diversity in counting systems of some Oceanic and African languages and what these systems reveal about language contact and change. My research seeks to identify patterns in counting systems using computational linguistics methods. I am also interested in relations between grammatical number and counting systems. I am a member of the CoOL project of the Department.

Before starting the PhD, I used the corpus linguistics methods to examine the grammaticalisation of quantity as collective nouns in English, as part of my masters thesis at the University of Cape Coast. Here, I observed the relation between collective nouns and other grammatical systems such as systems for marking possession, definiteness and humanness. I also received a multidisciplinary undergraduate training in B.Ed Arts where I read English, History, Akan and Language Pedagogy. 

Curriculum Vitae

2022-Present PhD Researcher
Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
2021-2022 Assistant Lecturer
Department of Languages and General Studies, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana
2017-2021 Graduate Assistant
Department of English, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
2016-2021 Teacher (Principal Superintendent)
Ghana Education Service, Mando Senior High School, Ghana
2016-2020 Master of Philosophy
Department of English, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
2015-2016 Teaching Assistant
Department of English, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
2011-2015 Bachelor's Degree,
University of Cape Coast, Ghana