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, 1st Edition (Hardback) 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, 1st Edition

By International African Institute

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150 pages

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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 writing African languages. The volume is bound with a small pamphlet which analyses the information on the Semitic and cushitic languages of Eritrea, Ethiopia and the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Related languages are grouped together into larger sections which have some linguistic significance. A further pamphlet, the Distribution of the Nilotic and Nilo-Hamitic Languages of Africa, describes the relationship between languages and dialects. For each language, data are given on locality, number of speakers, use for educational and religious purposes and the extent of vernacular literature. The linguistic material is set out in phonetic script with tone marks, though reference is made to current standard orthoraphies where these exist.

Table of Contents

1. Practical Orthography of African Languages 2. Orthographe Pratique des Langues Africaines 3. The Distribution of the Semitic and Cushitic Languages of Africa 4. Distribution of the Nilotic and Nilo-Hamitic Languages of Africa

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Linguistic Surveys of Africa

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN009010
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
LAN009060
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
LAN024000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies

Additional Information

Due to modern production methods, it was not possible to reproduce these fold-out maps within the re-issue of this series. They are therefore displayed here, in the order in which they appear in the book:

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