languages of Africa. by Greenberg, Joseph Harold

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SeriesIndiana University. Research Center for the Language Sciences. Publication, 25
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Paginationvi, 180 p. maps. ;
Number of Pages180
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Open LibraryOL21759473M

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The Languages of Africa is a book of essays by the linguist Joseph Greenberg, in which the author sets forth a genetic classification of African languages languages of Africa. book, with some changes, continues to be the most commonly used one today. It is an expanded and languages of Africa.

book revised version of his work Studies in African Linguistic Classification, which was itself a compilation of eight articles. Books on this shelf deal with the languages of Africa. Completed books Category:Shelf:Languages of Africa Category:Completed books Category:Book:Wikibooks Stacks/Shelves.

a major hurdle for book publishing in indigenous languages in any part of Africa remains the limited market due to poor readership and limited buying power of potential readers.

THE CHAPTERS IN THIS VOLUME examine the phenomenon of multilingualism in Africa as it affects individuals, communities, ethnic groups, nations, and the larger interconnected world.

The perspectives and case studies presented here cover the whole of the continent, from Morocco to South Africa, from. Lizzy added that Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English currently dominate the Big Eleven languages of South Africa. Sitting in the audience, at the newly-refurbished Kenya National Theatre, StoryMoja founder Muthoni Garland said that there are some things in language, like the clicking sounds of Xhosa, that cannot be captured in translation.

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 by: Major publishers in many parts of Africa are conspicuous by their reluctance to publish in indigenous African languages.

Many of these publishers cite lack of readership in indigenous languages as a reason for this move which is frustrating efforts. Africa’s Endangered Languages DOCUMENTARY AND THEORETICAL APPROACHES Edited by Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence OUP UNCORRECTED PROOF – REVISES, Mon May 22NEWGEN Book 3 5/23/ AMFile Size: KB.

The Indigenous Languages Publishing Programme (ILPP) is a sectorial priority implemented by the South African Book Development Council (SABDC). Through this programme the SABDC aims to stimulate growth and development in the book sector, increase indigenous languages publishing and to support the ongoing production of South African authored.

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Languages: This entry provides a listing of languages spoken in each country and specifies any that are official national or regional languages.

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Bantu languages, a group of some languages belonging to the Bantoid subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

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Few people today can read the ancient languages in which the Bible was written. Yet it is alive. It has survived because it has “learned to speak” the living languages of mankind. With more than 2, distinct languages, Africa has a third of the world's languages with less than a seventh of the world's population.

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