B. Offeibea Awuku

B. Offeibea Awuku


Ms. B. Offeibea Awuku is an Lecturer in the Department of Language and Communication Skills at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

  • MPhil in English
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education.
  • BA English and Linguistics.
  • University of Ghana, Legon              
  • University of Education, Winneba
  • Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG)
  • 2018/2019 Dean’s Thesis Grant, School of Languages.
  • January 2021 – December 2023 Andrew Mellon Foundation Scholarship
  • March – June 2022 Andrew Mellon Foundation Scholarship Stay Abroad Programme at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • April – September 2023 Global Exchange Programme, Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Language and Study Skills
  • English Language Usage
  1. Frimpong, K. G., Ohene Adu K. B. & Awuku, B. O (forthcoming). A sense of the Self, of Place and of Time: a view of Kofi Anyidoho’s ‘The Place We Call Home’ from a Systemic Functional perspective. Contemporary Essays on the Literatures, Languages and Cultures of Ghana; Cambridge Scholars.
  2. Awuku, Beatrice Offeibea. (2017). “Gender variation in the use of politeness on Facebook” in Faraclas et al. (eds.) Memories of Caribbean futures: Reclaiming the pre-colonial to imagine a post-colonial in the languages, literatures and cultures of the Greater Caribbean and beyond. University of Curacao and the University of Puerto Rico, pp. 111-126.
  3. Agency and Processes in Religious Discourse: A Transitivity Analysis of the Sermon on the Mount. Unpublished MPhil Thesis, University of Ghana, available from: http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/29008
  4. Awuku, B. O. (2023). Agency and processes in a pandemic: confronting covid 19 through presidential addresses. Journal of Communications, Media & Society 9(1), 71-97. https://repository.gij.edu.gh/collections/41a7c941-6281-4b50-9fb3-e373ebf3636d

  5. Tham-Agyekum, E.K., Awuku B.O., Ankuyi, F., Okorley, E.L., Appiah, P., Osei, C., & Bakang J-E.A. (2024). Dimensions of accessibility and use of information communication technology among cocoa farmers in Atwima Mponua District, Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Extension 28 (1). 1-15. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jae.v28i1.1

  • May 22 – May 23: 1st Language and the Pandemic Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria. (Virtual Conference)

Paper presented: Agency and processes in pandemic: Confronting Covid 19 through presidential addresses.

  • July 31 – August 2, 2019: Linguistics Association of Ghana Conference, Tarkwa.

Paper presented: Agency and processes in religious discourse: A transitivity analysis of the Sermon on the Mount (co-presented with Dr. George Kodie Frimpong)

  • December 14 – December 16, 2017: An International Symposium & Spoken Word Festival in Honour of Kofi Anyidoho @ 70.

Paper presented: A sense of the Self, of Place and of Time: a view of Kofi Anyodoho’s ‘The Place We Call Home’ from a Systemic Functional perspective (co-presented with Dr. George Kodie Frimpong and Mr. Kingsley Brempong Ohene Adu).

  • September 19 – 20, 2017: Conference on Semantics-Pragmatics Boundary, University of Ghana, Legon.
  • October 24 – 26, 2017: The Second School of Languages Conference (SOLCON II), University of Ghana, Legon.


  1. Discourse Analysis
  2. Functional Grammar
  3. Language and Gender
  4. Online news and language use