• Felix Ameka
  • fellow
  • Professor Felix Ameka FGA FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Corresponding Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2019

  • Biography:
  • Felix Kofi Ameka is Senior University Lecturer at the Centre for Linguistics at Leiden University. He is an expert on Ewe and other West African languages, conducting research into how grammar, meaning and culture interact. After undergraduate training in Ghana he undertook his MA and PhD at the ANU, attracted by the Natural Semantic Metalanguage approach of Anna Wierzbicka. Since the early 1990s he has been based at the University of Leiden and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, while maintaining tireless engagement with linguistic fieldwork in Ghana, as well as linguistic capacity building across the African continent, and in a range of collaborations with linguists in Australia.

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