African Voices An Introduction to the Languages and Linguistics of Africa
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/11/2001
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Contributors|
|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|