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An introduction to African languages

by George Tucker Childs

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Published by John Benjamins Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African languages.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-260) and index.

    StatementG. Tucker Childs.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8005 .C45 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 265 p. :
    Number of Pages265
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3690722M
    ISBN 10158811421X, 1588114228, 9027226059, 9027226067
    LC Control Number2003060704

      Mutaka and Tamanji’s Introduction to African linguistics, according to its preface, ‘deals with the main features of languages as found mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa, and more particularly in Bantu languages’ (ix).Author: Uwe Seibert. Introduction to African Languages and Cultures Catalog Number: John M. Mugane Half course (fall term). M., W., at EXAM GROUP: 5 This introduction to African languages and cultures explores how sub-Saharan Africans use language to understand, organize, and transmit (culture, history, etc.) indigenous knowledge to successive generations.

      Why do we study primitive languages?--A survey of African languages and language-familiesThe study of sounds in Africa and its relation to general phoneticsRhythm and melody in African languagesThe morphological development of African languagesThe practical importance of African linguisticsAfrican philology as an auxiliary to Pages:   A fable by the major Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has been translated into over 30 languages, making it “the single most translated short story in the history of African writing.

    In Chapter 1, “The Language of African Literature,” Ngũgĩ explains how choice of language became a matter of contention in Africa. He notes that while he and other writers were seeking some original form of African novel, they continued to use imperially imposed European languages. African Languages - Reference: Books. 1 - 20 of results Grid View Grid. List View List. Add to Wishlist. Read an excerpt of this book! Chinyanja, or Nyanja) is a Bantu language spoken by about 12 million people worldwide, mostly in southeastern Africa. It is the official language of Malawi, and View Product [ x ] close. Danish.


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The twelve chapters are written by a team of fifteen eminent Africanists, and their topics include the four major language groupings 4/5(1).

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There are older introductions to African languages in English (Berry and GreenbergWelmersGregersen ), there are volumes that deal with some but not all African languages (BenderBendor.

This book focuses on the languages and linguistics of Africa. Covering the major themes that are dealt with in university courses, and making extensive use of linguistic symbols and diagrams, this is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate linguistics students in South Africa and Africa as a whole, as well as for students of African studies worldwide/5.

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Formalisms are not. An Introduction to African Languages. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a Author: Jeff Good. It is the introduction of the colonial languages that enable Africans to communicate with each other intelligibly: otherwise, Africa has no one central language.

This book is an introduction to African languages and linguistics, covering typology, structure and sociolinguistics. The topics include typology, sociolinguistics, comparitive linguistics, and language, history and society. Nilo-Saharan languages (unity debated) are spoken from Tanzania to Sudan and from Chad to Mali.

There are several other small families and language isolates, as well as languages that have yet to be classified. In addition, Africa has a wide variety of sign languages, many of. The opening chapters are summaries of the basis for the four major African language families: Niger-Congo (Kay Williamson and Roger Blench), Nilo-Saharan (Lionel M.

Bender), Afroasiatic (Richard Hayward), and Khoisan (Tom Güldemann and Rainer Vossen). Heine and Nurse’s African Languages: An Introduction (AL) includes 11 articles of relevance to African linguistics written by specialists who have pursued knowledge on their respective topics for decades (4), and an introduction written by the editors that outlines the tome’s purpose and contents, in addition to sparking readers’ interest.

Kingdoms of the Congo and Zimbabwe are touched upon and so much more. The great African-American scholar, historian, and Pan-Africanist John Hendrik Clarke wrote the introduction.

The theories and facts put forth in this book are eye opening. Once reading this, you will never view Africa in the same manner/5. African Voices is written primarily as an introductory text for African linguist-trainees, but contains material of value to anyone interested in the issues related to language use in Africa.

The editors, a South African and a Kenyan respectively, have also co-authored several of the. Editorial Reviews. I found An Introduction to African Languages a very good read, and encountered a number of insights about these languages that I had not known, as in the discussion of language history and the use of DNA evidence, as well as syntheses of existing is a book that would serve undergraduates with some exposure to linguisics, as well as the sophisticated lay Pages:   Ch.

1 discusses reasons for studying African languages and offers an interesting historical background to the general study of African languages.

It also sets the tone for the book by [End Page ] introducing a string of anecdotes and a personal note. C has spent a lot of time in several parts of Africa and is passionate about his : Derek Nurse. An Introduction to African Philosophy.

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