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  • A Thesaurus of African Languages: A Classified and Annotated Inventory of the Spoken Languages of Africa With an Appendix on Their Written Representation book cover

    A Thesaurus of African Languages

    A Classified and Annotated Inventory of the Spoken Languages of Africa With an Appendix on Their Written Representation

    Edited by Michael Mann, David Dalby

    Originally published in 1987, this thesaurus is concerned with the spoken languages of Africa. Languages are grouped into a relatively large number of sets and subsets within which the relationship of languages to one another is locally apparent and uncontroversial. The volume presents the…

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  • Linguistic Surveys of Africa book cover

    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

    Edited by Various Authors

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, originally published between 1930 and 1987, provides an invaluable resource for the study of African languages and for critically on reflecting the history of the field. A…

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  • A Grammar of the Margi Language book cover

    A Grammar of the Margi Language

    By Carl Hoffmann

    Originally published in 1963, this was, and still is, the only Grammar to be published of the Margi language which is spoken by the people of the Adamawa and Bornu areas of Nigeria. Definitions and explanations ahve been given in as explicitya form as possible, especially where the average student…

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  • The Eastern Sudanic Languages book cover

    The Eastern Sudanic Languages

    By A. N. Tucker

    Originally published in 1940 this book focusses on the three main groups of Eastern Sudanic languages, namely Moru-Madi, Bong-Baka-Bagirmi and Ndogo-Sere. The term 'Eastern Sudanic Languages' is used here primarily in a geographical sense: the dialects in the Southern Sudan form the eastern…

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  • A Study of the Logbara (Ma'di) Language: Grammar and Vocabulary book cover

    A Study of the Logbara (Ma'di) Language

    Grammar and Vocabulary

    By J. P. Crazzolara

    In the mid 20th century the people known as the Logbara were a diverse collection of groups fleeing from different parts and having different socail and political affiliations - essentially refugees in search of a new home. At the time that this book was originally published in 1960, existing…

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  • A Study of the Àcoólî Language: Grammar and Vocabulary book cover

    A Study of the Àcoólî Language

    Grammar and Vocabulary

    By J. P. Crazzolara

    This volume re-issues the second, revised edition of 1955. This grammar and vocabulary of the Àcoólî language (here spoken by the central group Patíko-AlƐƐro-Payïïra) contains numerous examples partly to illustrate rules, partly to supply phrases relevant for daily life. The vocabulary also…

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  • Language in Zambia book cover

    Language in Zambia

    Edited by Sirarpi Ohannessian, Mubanga E. Kashoki

    Originally published in 1978, this volume is divided into 3 parts. Part 1 presents an overview of the linguistic situation in Zambia: who speaks which languages, where they are spoken, what these languages are like. Special emphasis is given to the extensive survey of the languages of the Kafue…

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  • Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland: Volume One book cover

    Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland

    Volume One

    By Malcolm Guthrie, A. N. Tucker

    The northern limit of the Bantu languages is one of the important linguistic boundaries of Africa and this and the subsequent 3 volumes provide an invaluable resource which delimits the frontier. Since a number of the languages investigated had not hitherto been recorded, while with others the…

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  • Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland: Volume Two book cover

    Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland

    Volume Two

    By Irvine Richardson

    This volume, originally published in 1957, contains the linguistic evidence for the classification of the languages encountered by the western team of the Northern Bantu Borderland Survey. To appreciate fully its implications it should be read in close conjunction with the appropriate sections of…

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  • Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland: Volume Four book cover

    Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland

    Volume Four

    By A. N. Tucker, M. A. Bryan

    The classification and distribution of the languages of the Northern Bantu Borderland between the Great Lakes and the Indian Ocean have been given in Volume 1 of The Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland, where however, the linguistic evidence on which the classification rested was not…

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  • Bantu: Modern Grammatical, Phonetical and Lexicographical Studies Since 1860 book cover

    Bantu

    Modern Grammatical, Phonetical and Lexicographical Studies Since 1860

    By Clement M. Doke

    Originally published in 1945, this volume represented the first to classify Bantu languages. This volume does not record all the dialects but makes reference to those in which some grammatical study has been done and classifies them according to mainly geographical zones. Owing to tribal migrations…

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  • The Classification of the Bantu Languages bound with Bantu Word Division book cover

    The Classification of the Bantu Languages bound with Bantu Word Division

    By Malcolm Guthrie

    The first volume of this pair, The Classification of Bantu Languages, originally published in 1948, investigates the questions arising out of the use of the term Bantu. It establishes and illustrates the criteria used in identifying languages as members of the Bantu family. The technique used in…

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  • Practical Orthography of African Languages: Bound with: Orthographe Pratique des Langues Africaines; The Distribution of the Semitic and Cushitic Languages of Africa; The Distribution of the Nilotic and Nilo-Hamitic Languages of Africa; and Linguistic Analyses book cover

    Practical Orthography of African Languages

    Bound with: Orthographe Pratique des Langues Africaines; The Distribution of the Semitic and Cushitic Languages of Africa; The Distribution of the Nilotic and Nilo-Hamitic Languages of Africa; and Linguistic Analyses

    By International African Institute

    The first edition of the Practical Orthography of African Languages was a best-seller and this and the following volume re-issues the second edition, in English and French. Originally published in 1930, it provided an invaluable solution to the problem of finding a practical and uniform method of…

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  • La Langue Berbère: Handbook of African Languages Part 1 book cover

    La Langue Berbère

    Handbook of African Languages Part 1

    By André Basset

    Originally published in 1952, this volume shows the structural characteristics of the Berber language and its interrelations as far as these are known; the distribution of the language and the numbers speaking it; its use as literary and educational media and as a lingua franca.…

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  • The Languages of West Africa: Handbook of African Languages Part 2 book cover

    The Languages of West Africa

    Handbook of African Languages Part 2

    By Diedrich Westermann, M. A. Bryan

    This volume, originally published in 1970, presents a survey of the languages spoken in an area extending from the Atlantic coast at the Sengal River eastward to the Lake Chad region. The area covered by this volume is mainly a goegraphical one, so it follows that not all the languages included are…

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  • The Non-Bantu Languages of North-Eastern Africa: Handbook of African Languages Part 3 book cover

    The Non-Bantu Languages of North-Eastern Africa

    Handbook of African Languages Part 3

    By A. N. Tucker, M. A. Bryan

    Originally published in 1956, this volume presents a survey of the non-Bantu languages in the area extending south of the Sahara from Lake Chad to the Indian Ocean, together withj those of South Africa. The arrangement is primarily linguistic, in as much as larger units which show some indisputable…

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  • The Bantu Languages of Western Equatorial Africa: Handbook of African Languages book cover

    The Bantu Languages of Western Equatorial Africa

    Handbook of African Languages

    By Malcolm Guthrie

    The area covered by this book, originally published in 1953, is one that has long been recognized as presenting many problems from the point of view of Bantu linguistic studies. Almost all the material set out in this present work is based on notes taken in the field, and in many cases presented…

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  • The Bantu Languages of Africa: Handbook of African Languages book cover

    The Bantu Languages of Africa

    Handbook of African Languages

    By M. A. Bryan

    The area covered by this book, originally published in 1953, is one that has long been recognized as presenting many problems from the point of view of Bantu linguistic studies. Almost all the material set out in this present work is based on notes taken in the field, and in many cases presented…

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  • Linguistic Analyses: The Non-Bantu Languages of North-Eastern Africa: Handbook of African Languages book cover

    Linguistic Analyses: The Non-Bantu Languages of North-Eastern Africa

    Handbook of African Languages

    By M. A. Bryan, A. N. Tucker

    This book, originally published in 1966, deals mainly with morphemes and with grammatical and syntactic behaviour. Although some vocabulary material is contained in this volume, and some more in the Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland, vocabulary comparison itself plays little part.…

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  • The Southern Bantu Languages: Handbook of African Languages book cover

    The Southern Bantu Languages

    Handbook of African Languages

    By Clement M. Doke

    For the purposes of this volume, originally published in 1954, two southern zones of Bantu have been included - south of the Zambesi and east of the Kalahari. The book discusses the phonetic and morphological characteristics of these 2 zones and a classification of the groups, clusters and dialects…

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  • The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu book cover

    The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu

    By Lilias A. Armstrong

    Originally published in 1940, this book was the result of 3 years'  worth of phonetic research and analysis with the aim of laying foudnations for improved methods of teaching and ascertaining the most scientific basis for current orthography of the Kikuyu language of Kenya.…

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  • A Study of the Kanuri Language: Grammar and Vocabulary book cover

    A Study of the Kanuri Language

    Grammar and Vocabulary

    By Johannes Lukas

    Originally published in 1937, this book is a practical manual of Kanuri which will be of use to both the layman and the linguist. This analysis makes it clear that kanuri is a tone-language and the author urges the reader to observe the tone-system of the language so that the accidence can be fully…

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  • Language Use and Social Change: Problems of Multilingualism with Special Reference to Eastern Africa book cover

    Language Use and Social Change

    Problems of Multilingualism with Special Reference to Eastern Africa

    Edited by Wilfred Whiteley

    The social implications of multilingualism is a field of study on whcih systematic research began only in the second half of the 20th century in Africa. This book, originally published in 1971, contains papers which concentrate on East Africa but it also discusses theoretical problems and methods…

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  • African Languages/Langues Africaines: Volume 1 1975 book cover

    African Languages/Langues Africaines

    Volume 1 1975

    By Various Authors

    Volume 1 of African Languages include articles originally published in 1975 and written in French and English on educational, literary, cultural, historical and socio-linguistic aspects of language in Africa, as well as descriptive and comparative studies. Among others there are chapters on African…

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  • African Languages/Langues Africaines: Volume 2 1976 book cover

    African Languages/Langues Africaines

    Volume 2 1976

    Edited by P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu

    Volume 2 of African Languages includes articles originally published in 1976, written in French and English on educational, literary, cultural, historical and socio-linguistic aspects of language in Africa, as well as descriptive and comparative studies. Among others there are chapters on an early…

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  • African Languages/Langues Africaines: Volume 3 1977 book cover

    African Languages/Langues Africaines

    Volume 3 1977

    Edited by P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu

    Volume 3 of African Languages includes articles originally published in 1977, written in French and English on educational, literary, cultural, historical and socio-linguistic aspects of language in Africa, as well as descriptive and comparative studies. Among others there are chapters on the…

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  • African Languages/Langues Africaines: Volume 4 1978 book cover

    African Languages/Langues Africaines

    Volume 4 1978

    Edited by P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu

    Volume 4 of African Languages includes articles originally published in 1978, written in French and English on educational, literary, cultural, historical and socio-linguistic aspects of language in Africa, as well as descriptive and comparative studies. Among others there are chapters on lexical…

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  • African Languages/Langues Africaines: Volume 5 (1) 1979 book cover

    African Languages/Langues Africaines

    Volume 5 (1) 1979

    Edited by Kahombo Mateene, P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu, David Dalby, Derek Nurse

    Volume 5 (1) of African Languages originally published in 1979, is a special issue focussing on the Bantu languages in Tanzania. The languages are discussed according to 4 regions of Tanzania and although the sub-grouping is lexicostatistical, the classification is borne out by other consdierations…

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  • African Languages/Langues Africaines: Volume 5 (2) 1979 book cover

    African Languages/Langues Africaines

    Volume 5 (2) 1979

    Edited by Kahombo Mateene, P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu, David Dalby

    Volume 5 (2) of African Languages originally published in 1979, is a special issue focussing on languages and education in Africa. There are chapters on African language education from a socio-linguistic perspective, the problems of bi-lingualism and multi-lingualism in Zaire and small languages in…

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