University of Hong Kong > School of Humanities

Kofi Yakpo

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator

My research revolves around multilingualism. How, when and why do people use several languages at the same time? How does this change the grammar and lexicon of the languages they use? How do societies handle their multilingual heritage socially and politically? I am currently working on language contact & the emergence of new languages in highly multilingual regions of Africa and the Americas, with a focus on English creoles and Asian diaspora languages in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean.

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