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A typology of African languages

Bernd Heine

A typology of African languages

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by Bernd Heine

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Published by D. Reimer in Berlin .
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    Subjects:
  • African languages -- Word order.,
  • African languages -- Classification.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementby Bernd Heine.
    SeriesKölner Beiträge zur Afrikanistik ;, Bd. 4, Kölner Beiträge zur Afrikanistik ;, 4. Bd.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8008 .H4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination89 p., [2] fold. leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages89
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4278832M
    LC Control Number78304715

    Getting others to do things is a central part of social interaction in any human society. Language is our main tool for this purpose. In this book, we show that sequences of interaction in which one person’s behaviour solicits or occasions another’s assistance or collaboration share common structural properties that provide a basis for the systematic comparison of this domain across languages. 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 within the academic linguistics community. Broadly speak-.

    The Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages 作者: Mugane, John M./ CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN LINGUISTICS 页数: 定价: 元 ISBN: of languages. His chief legacy to contemporary linguistics is in the development of an approach to the study of language—typology and univerals—and to historical linguistics. Yet he also made major contributions to sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, phonetics and phonology, morphology, and especially African language studies.

    Books shelved as linguistic-typology: Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 3, Grammatical Categories and the Lexicon by Timothy Shopen, Th. 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, acquired, and used.


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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: Genetic classification of languages Languages of Africa.

Greenberg is known widely for his development of a classification system for the languages of Africa, which he published as a series of articles in the Southwestern Journal of Anthropology from to (reprinted together as a book, The Languages of Africa, in ).

He revised the Fields: Linguistics, African anthropology. 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, acquired and used.

This volume represents a selection of 25 peer-reviewed papers from the 33rd AWAL held in March at Ohio University in Athens.1/5(1). 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.4/5(1).

The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics book. The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics. DOI link for The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics. The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics book.

Edited By Augustine Agwuele, Adams Bodomo. Mood systems have been studied in language typology, with certain properties of. A typological study of the rare marked-S language type which overtly marks the single argument of intransitive verbs (S) while one of the arguments of transitive verbs (either A or P) is left zero-coded.

The formal (overt versus zero-coding) as well as functional aspects (range of uses of individual case forms) of the phenomenon are treated. Book Description. The Handbook of African Linguistics provides a holistic coverage of the key themes, subfields, approaches and practical application to the vast areas subsumable under African linguistics that will serve researchers working across the wide continuum in the field.

Established and emerging scholars of African languages who are active and current in their. use the book as a text for a course in African languages or even language typology. There is generous indexing and an expansive table of contents; Appendix 2 contains widely used alternative names for the languages discussed and directs readers to listings in the language index.

For each linguistic domain I provide an overview of the relevant. 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 GreenbergWelmersGregersen ), there are volumes that deal with some but not all African languages (BenderBendor.

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.

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. Although roughly one third of the world’s languages are spoken in Africa, this continent has tended to be underrepresented in earlier stress and accent typology.

The typology of relative clause formation in African languages. Chapter (PDF Available) In book: Studies in African Linguistic Typology, pp Cite this publication. Tania Kuteva. This book is an introduction to African languages and linguistics, covering typology, structure and sociolinguistics.

The topics include typology, sociolinguistics, comparitive linguistics, and language, history and society.

Morphological Typology •Languages have a wide variety of morphological processes available (e.g. different types of affixation, etc.) for creating words and word forms. •However, languages vary with respect to what morphological processes.

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.

This book is an introduction to African languages and linguistics, covering typology, structure and sociolinguistics. The twelve chapters are written by a team of fifteen eminent Africanists, and their topics include the four major language groupings (Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Afroasiatic and Khoisan), the core areas of modern theoretical linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax), typology.

He came to Berkeley's Department of Linguistics inwhich he chaired from to He has worked extensively on phonological theory and other aspects of language structure - particularly as concerns the history, typology, and description of the Niger-Congo languages of Africa, especially Bantu.

Kilungunya, a newly discovered and endangered secret Bantu language spoken in D.R. Congo. Paper presented at the Sixth World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL) Conference, Cologne, Germany, 17–21 August   The Oxford Handbook of African American Language (OHAAL) provides readers with a wide range of analyses of both traditional and contemporary sociolinguistic research on language use in African American communities.

OHAAL is organized into seven parts: Origins and Historical Perspectives; Lects and Variation; Structure and Description; Child Language.

Niger-Congo languages, a family of languages of Africa, which in terms of the number of languages spoken, their geographic extent, and the number of speakers is by far the largest language family in Africa. The area in which these languages are spoken stretches from Dakar, Senegal, at the westernmost tip of the continent, east to Mombasa in Kenya and south to Cape Town, South Africa.This advanced historical linguistics course book deals with the historical and comparative study of African languages.

The first part functions as an elementary introduction to the comparative method, involving the establishment of lexical and grammatical cognates, the reconstruction of their historical development, techniques for the subclassification of related languages, and the .Genre/Form: Classification: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Heine, Bernd, Typology of African languages.

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