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African Languages An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521666295

ISBN-13: 9780521666299

Edition: 2000

Authors: Bernd Heine, Derek Nurse

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This book is an introduction to African languages and linguistics, covering typology, structure and sociolinguistics. The twelve chapters are written by a team of fifteen eminent Africanists, and their topics include the four major language groupings (Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Afroasiatic and Khoisan), the core areas of modern theoretical linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax), typology, sociolinguistics, comparative linguistics, and language, history and society. Basic concepts and terminology are explained for undergraduates and non-specialist readers, but each chapter also provides an overview of the state of the art in its field, and as such will be referred to also by more…    
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Book details

List price: $62.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

List of maps
Notes on contributors
Introduction
Niger-Congo
Nilo-Saharan
Afroasiatic
Khoisan
Phonology
Morphology
Syntax
Typology
Comparative linguistics
Language and history
Language and society
References
Index of authors
Index of languages
Index of subjects