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African Voices : An Introduction to the Languages and Linguistics of Africa

African Voices : An Introduction to the Languages and Linguistics of Africa - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195716818

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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African Voices : An Introduction to the Languages and Linguistics of Africa - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195716818

Vic Webb and Kembo-Sure Eds.

ISBN13: 978-0195716818
ISBN10: 0195716817
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Webb, Vic (Ed.) : University of Pretoria, South Africa


Kembo-Sure (Ed.) : Moi University, Kenya

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction

1. Language as a problem in Africa, Vic Webb and Kembo-Sure
2. The languages of Africa, Vic Webb and Kembo-Sure
3. Linguistics: an overview, Kembo-Sure and Vic Webb
4. Languages in contact, Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu
5. Languages in competition, Kembo-Sure and Vic Webb
6. The sounds of Africa: their phonetic characteristics, Herman Batibo
7. System in the sounds of Africa, Herman Batibo
8. Building techniques in African languages, D. Okoth Okombo
9. The lexicons of Africa, Danie Prinsloo, Albina R. Chuwa, and Elsabé Taljard
10. Discourse: language in context, Hilton Hubbard
11. Cross-cultural communication in Africa, Oswald K. Ndoleriire
12. Language in education and language learning in Africa, Jane Kembo

Appendix: A bird's-eye view of the language character of the African states
Index

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