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Linguistic typology and representation of African languages

by Conference on African Linguistics

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English


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Statementedited by John Mugane.
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LC ClassificationsPL5000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 335 p. :
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22614776M
ISBN 101592211542

The intended audience of this book Anyone producing a book about this mass of languages has inevit-ably to make certain choices. There are older introductions to African languages in English (Berry and Greenberg , Welmers , Gregersen ), there are volumes that deal with some but not all African languages (Bender , Bendor-. the book—features of African languages which might be expected to pique the interest of those whose linguistic exposure may have been limited to the major languages of Europe. Thus, in the.

LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY AND REPRESENTATION OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES: Trends in African Linguistics #5, Edited by John M. Mugane, PAPERBACK. $ Compare. ALL BOOKS; Agriculture; Art & Art Studies; Biography/Autobiography; Biosciences; BLACK CLASSIC PRESS; BOOKS ON ERITREA; Children's Books;. Sounds of the World’s Languages. Blackwells Publishers, Oxford. Maddieson, I. & T. J. Hinnebusch, eds. Language History and Linguistic Description in Africa (Trends in African Linguistics 2). Africa World Press, Trenton, NJ. Edited Special Issues. Maddieson, I and Caroline Smith, (guest editors). Gesture as Language, Gesture and Language.

Larry M. Hyman (born Septem in Los Angeles) is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California at is a specialist in phonology, and has particular interest in African received his B.S., M.A, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles.. He has received numerous grants for his research, mostly. Comorian (Shikomori or Shimasiwa, the "language of islands") is the most widely used language on the Comoros (independent islands in the Indian Ocean, off Mozambique and Madagascar) and Mayotte. It is a set of Sabaki dialects but with more Arabic influence than standard Swahili. Each island has a different dialect and the four are conventionally divided into two groups: the eastern group is.


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Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages [John M. Mugane] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For the thirty third consecutive year, the Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) has provided the major forum for the discussion of linguistic data geared towards understanding how African languages are constituted.

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Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Linguistic typology and representation of African languages. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Linguistic typology and representation of African languages. The papers cover language acquisition, syntax, phonetics, phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, as well as language use and function in Africa making proposals concerning the proper analysis and representation of linguistic information.

The Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages 作者: Mugane, John M./ CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN LINGUISTICS 页数: 定价: 元 ISBN:   Studies in African Linguistic Typology (Typological Studies in Language) [Voeltz, F.K.

Erhard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Studies in African Linguistic Typology (Typological Studies in Language). Mugane JM. Linguistic Description: Typology and Representation of African Languages.

In: Trends in African Linguistics, Vol. Africa World Press: Trenton, NJ ; The twenty-one papers that make up this volume reflect the broad perspective of African linguistic typology studies today. Where previous volumes would present language material from a very restricted area and perspective, the present contributions reflect the global interest and orientation of current African linguistic studies.

This innovative handbook takes a fresh look at the currently underestimated linguistic diversity of Africa, the continent with the largest number of languages in the world. It covers the major domains of linguistics, offering both a representative picture of Africa’s linguistic landscape as well as new and at times unconventional perspectives.

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 that, with some changes, continues to be the most commonly used one today.

It is an expanded and extensively revised version of his work Studies in African Linguistic Classification, which was itself a compilation of eight articles which.

Book description This book represents the first comprehensive examination of templatic constructions - namely, linguistic structures involving unexpected linear stipulation - in both morphology and syntax from a typological perspective.

The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology - edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald March Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

Journal of African Languages and Linguistics – Voloshinov, V. This book represents the first comprehensive examination of templatic constructions - namely, linguistic structures involving unexpected linear stipulation - in both morphology and syntax from a.

SIL Electronic Book Reviews Historical linguistics and the comparative study of African languages By Gerrit J. Dimmendaal Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Pp. ebook $, € Chapter 4: Linguistic Typology 1 Chapter 4 Linguistic typology Introduction Simply speaking, the study of universals is concerned with what human languages have in common, while the study of typology deals with ways in which languages differ from each other.

This contrast, however, is not sharp. When languages differ. Book Description. There are generally estimated to be between 4, and 6, languages in the world.

This number alone gives an idea of the immense diversity of languages: at the same time, there also has to be an underlying unity to human languages. Linguistic Typology is the study of the structural similarities between languages, regardless.

Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages by John M. Mugane (Editor). This book is dedicated to Charles J. Fillmore whose nuanced insights about the nature of grammar systems has helped to transform the theoretical study of language: they have led many researchers over many years to explore construction-theoretic approaches to linguistic analysis.

He is a singular naturalist of language and a keen grammar watcher. diversity. To cite Greenberg’s () influentual classification, the roughly languages of Africa fall into four major linguistic phyla: Niger-Congo, Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, and Khoisan (see Heine & Nurse for a more recent overview of African languages and their classification).

African languages and linguistic typology Jeff Good [email protected] University at Buffalo Draft, January 1. Introduction Starting with the seminal work of Joseph Greenberg in the s, the study of linguistic typology has taken on increasing prominence.

Morphological typology is a way of classifying the languages of the world (see linguistic typology) that groups languages according to their common morphological structures. The field organizes languages on the basis of how those languages form words by combining morphemes.

Analytic languages contain very little inflection, instead relying on features like word order and auxiliary words to.today, languages which were used by soldiers and warrior groups and African conquerors, languages which were later employed by European colonialists in their African armies.

The languages of Africa can be divided into 5 language families: 1) Congo-Kordofanian, 2) Nilo-Saharan, 3) Afro-Asiatic, 4) Khoi-San and 5) Malayo-Polynesian on Madagascar.Her other recent publications with OUP include Languages of the Amazon (; paperback ), The Art of Grammar (), and How Gender Shapes the World ().

She is co-editor, with R. M. W. Dixon, of The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology (CUP, ), and the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality (OUP, ).