Isaac Adjei Forson is a lecturer at the Department of Language and Communication Sciences. As a versatile scholar in Linguistics, he handles courses in Pragmatics, Neologism, Poetry, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Research Methods, Essay, and Summary Writing.
He holds a Teachers Certificate “A” from SDA Training College, Koforidua, Bachelor Arts in Linguistics and Archaeology, and MPhil in Ghanaian Language Studies both from the Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana, Legon, and currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the English Department, KNUST. Currently, he is the Chief Examiner for Languages, Faculty of Education Studies, KNUST.
His research interests include Computer-Mediated Communication, African Proverbs and Metaphor in Social Discourse, Character Assassination, Naming Practices in Africa, Persuasion in Advertising, and Impoliteness in New Media. His current interest is in Media Framing of LGBTQ+ in Ghana, Address Terms on Ghanaian Radio Programs, and Indigenous Conceptualization of Feminine Beauty. With his linguistic knowledge and interest in Onomastics, he is currently working on a project to document Place Names in Kumasi and their etymology in the form of a book for the development of indigenous knowledge in Place Names in Ghana.
With his linguistic knowledge and interest in Onomastics, he is currently working on a project to document Place Names in Kumasi and their etymology in the form of a book for the development of indigenous knowledge in Place Names in Ghana.
He has published several articles in local and international journals. He has attended and presented at local and international conferences on language. He is a member of several professional associations which include;
- Vice President - Name Society of Ghana, 2021
- Member, Ghana Rhetoric Society, 2020- to present
- Member-Young Researchers’ Forum (YRF), KNUST. For Grantsmanship and Research Communication, KNUST, Ghana -2021.
- Member - KCCR Research Communication Team, KNUST, Ghana, 2020- present
- Member - Pragmatic Association of Africa (APrA), 2019- to present
- Secretary - Emerging Scholars in Language, Literary Arts and Communication (ESLLAC), 2018- to present.
- Member - Association of African Contemporary Linguists (ACAL) -2017
- Member - Linguistic Association of Ghana (LAG), 2014- to present