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African Languages : An Introduction

African Languages : An Introduction - 00 edition

African Languages : An Introduction - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780521666299

ISBN10: 0521666295

African Languages : An Introduction by Bernd Heine and Derek  Eds. Nurse - ISBN 9780521666299
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2000
International: No
African Languages : An Introduction by Bernd Heine and Derek  Eds. Nurse - ISBN 9780521666299

ISBN13: 9780521666299

ISBN10: 0521666295

Edition: 00

Summary

This book is the first general introduction to African languages and linguistics to be published in English. It covers 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 nonspecialist readers, but each chapter also provides an overview of the state of the art in its field, and as such will be referred to by more advanced students and general linguists.