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The linguistic typology and representation of African languages

The linguistic typology and representation of African languages

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


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Statementedited by John M. Mugane.
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LC ClassificationsPL5000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 335 p. :
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22580970M
ISBN 101592211550

She published on various languages of West and East-Central Africa and on African speech registers, including Secret Manipulations (Oxford University Press, ). Her book on Repertoires and Choices in African Languages, co-authored by Friederike Lüpke, is in print. 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.

Linguistic typology is a research program that aims to describe and understand linguistic variation, distinguishing between properties which are shared across languages for historical reasons and properties shared for other reasons to do with ‘the nature of language.’ The preferred method is comparison of very large numbers of languages, sampled so as to control for genealogical and areal.   Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages by John M. Mugane (Editor) Call Number: PLL45 Cambridge Histories.

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, ). Comorian (Shikomori or Shimasiwa, the "language of islands") is the name given to a group of four Bantu languages spoken in the Comoro Islands, an archipelago in the southwestern Indian Ocean between Mozambique and is named as one of the official languages of the Union of the Comoros in the Comorian constitution. Shimaore, one of the languages, is spoken on the disputed .


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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.

Mugane JM. Linguistic Description: Typology and Representation of African Languages. In: Trends in African Linguistics, Vol. Africa World Press: Trenton, NJ ; Cited by: 3. The Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages 作者: Mugane, John M./ CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN LINGUISTICS 页数: 定价: 元 ISBN: 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. This book is the first general introduction to African languages and linguistics to be published in English.

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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 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.

This new four volume collection on Linguistic Typology will be an essential source of reference for linguists of all theoretical convictions. It will provide a state-of-the-art overview of work on linguistic typology, its history, its methodology, theoretical foundations and major achievements.

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Studies in African Linguistic Typology (Typological Studies in Language). 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. SIL Electronic Book Reviews Historical linguistics and the comparative study of African languages By Gerrit J. Dimmendaal Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Pp.

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