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 fields are brought together, each making use of data from a linguistic group in Africa to explicate a chosen theme within their area of expertise, and illustrate the practice of the discipline in the continent.
Table of Contents
Section 1. History, Method, and Typology
Section 2. Sound and syllable System
Section 3. Phrase and Sentence System
Section 4. Language and Society: Theory and Practice
Section 5. Creative Expressions and Cultural life
Routledge Language Handbooks provide comprehensive and state-of-the-art linguistic overviews of languages other than English. Each volume draws on an international team of leading scholars and researchers in the field. As reference works, the handbooks will be of great value to readers in many different fields; linguistic typology at all levels, general linguists, historical linguists, sociolinguists, and students of the individual languages or language families concerned.