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A Grammar of the Margi Language

A Grammar of the Margi Language

1st Edition

Carl Hoffmann
September 24, 2019

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 ...

A Study of the Kanuri Language Grammar and Vocabulary

A Study of the Kanuri Language Grammar and Vocabulary

1st Edition

Johannes Lukas
September 24, 2019

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...

A Study of the Àcoólî Language Grammar and Vocabulary

A Study of the Àcoólî Language Grammar and Vocabulary

1st Edition

J. P. Crazzolara
September 24, 2019

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

Michael Mann, David Dalby
September 24, 2019

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 ...

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 1 1975

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 1 1975

1st Edition

Various Authors
September 24, 2019

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...

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 2 1976

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 2 1976

1st Edition

P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu
September 24, 2019

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 ...

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 3 1977

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 3 1977

1st Edition

P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu
September 24, 2019

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 ...

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 4 1978

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 4 1978

1st Edition

P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu
September 24, 2019

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 ...

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 5 (1) 1979

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 5 (1) 1979

1st Edition

Kahombo Mateene, P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu
September 24, 2019

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...

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 5 (2) 1979

African Languages/Langues Africaines Volume 5 (2) 1979

1st Edition

Kahombo Mateene, P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu, David Dalby
September 24, 2019

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...

Bantu Modern Grammatical, Phonetical and Lexicographical Studies Since 1860

Bantu Modern Grammatical, Phonetical and Lexicographical Studies Since 1860

1st Edition

Clement M. Doke
September 24, 2019

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...

La Langue Berbère Handbook of African Languages Part 1

La Langue Berbère Handbook of African Languages Part 1

1st Edition

André Basset
September 24, 2019

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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