African Voices An Introduction to the Languages and Linguistics of Africa

ISBN-10: 0195716817

ISBN-13: 9780195716818

Edition: 1999

Authors: Vic Webb, Kembo-Sure
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Description: 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. Its topics include general descriptions of African languages, the nature of languages in contact and in competition, language in education, and the need for governmental intervention in linguistic issues.

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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Contributors
Introduction
Language as a problem in Africa
The languages of Africa
Linguistics: an overview
Languages in contact
Languages in competition
The sounds of Africa: their phonetic characteristics
System in the sounds of Africa
Building techniques in African languages
The lexicons of Africa
Discourse: language in context
Cross-cultural communication in Africa
Language in education and language learning in Africa
Appendix: A bird's-eye view of the language character of the African states
Index
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