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.