Language Learning: Languages of Africa

  • Language in Indenture: A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa book cover

    Language in Indenture

    A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa, 1st Edition

    By Rajend Mesthrie

    Originally published in 1991. The transplantation of thousands of Indian workers to South Africa under indenture between 1860 and 1911 was a political act with far-reaching consequences for their linguistic traditions. In this book, the history of one of these Indic languages, Bhojpuri, and its…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • The Impact of Mother Tongue Illiteracy on Second Language Acquisition: The Case of French and Wolof in Senegal book cover

    The Impact of Mother Tongue Illiteracy on Second Language Acquisition

    The Case of French and Wolof in Senegal, 1st Edition

    By Moustapha Fall

    This text illustrates the crucial role of the mother tongue literacy in second language acquisition by presenting findings from a comparative study conducted in primary schools in Senegal. In addition, the volume provides an in-depth look at the linguistic history of Senegal before, during, and…

    Hardback – 2020-02-04 
    Routledge

  • The Mende Language: Containing Useful Phrases, Elementary Grammar, Short Vocabularies, Reading Materials book cover

    The Mende Language

    Containing Useful Phrases, Elementary Grammar, Short Vocabularies, Reading Materials, 1st Edition

    By F.W.H. Migeod

    First published in 1908, this volume emerged in the midst of the British Protectorate of Sierra Leone. The author, F.W.H. Migeod, studied the Mende nation in eastern Sierra Leone and followed the example of the grammar (1882) and vocabulary (1884) published by Dr. Schoen in using the southern form…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Introductory Sketch of the Bantu Languages book cover

    Introductory Sketch of the Bantu Languages

    1st Edition

    By Alice Werner

    First published in 1919, this volume provides a detailed linguistic breakdown of the Bantu language family of Central and Southern Africa. Its author held in-situ expertise in Nanja, Swahili, Zulu, Giryama and Pokomo. A professor of Swahili and Bantu languages, she was the author of several books…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Bantu Languages book cover

    The Bantu Languages

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Mark Van de Velde, Koen Bostoen

    Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensive volume presents grammatical analyses of individual Bantu languages, comparative studies of their main phonetic, phonological and grammatical characteristics and overview chapters on their history and classification. It is estimated…

    Hardback – 2019-02-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Language Family Series

  • The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Augustine Agwuele, Adams Bodomo

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Language Handbooks

  • Colloquial Arabic of Egypt: The Complete Course for Beginners book cover

    Colloquial Arabic of Egypt

    The Complete Course for Beginners, 3rd Edition

    By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

    Colloquial Arabic of Egypt provides a step-by-step course in spoken Egyptian Arabic – the most widely understood dialect in the Arab world. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently…

    Paperback – 2015-08-01
    Routledge
    Colloquial Series

  • Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners book cover

    Colloquial Yoruba

    The Complete Course for Beginners, 1st Edition

    By Antonia Yetunde Folarin Schleicher

    Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Yoruba as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it…

    Paperback – 2015-08-01
    Routledge
    Colloquial Series

  • Languages of the Wider World: Valuing Diversity book cover

    Languages of the Wider World

    Valuing Diversity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Itesh Sachdev

    The last few decades have seen a stretching and exchange of local, regional and national languages, identities, cultures, and economies worldwide as a consequence of globalisation and technology development. Significantly, the languages of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Netherlands, Scandinavia…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

  • Colloquial Somali book cover

    Colloquial Somali

    1st Edition

    By Martin Orwin

    Colloquial Somali: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Somali as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it…

    Paperback – 2015-07-15
    Routledge
    Colloquial Series

  • Colloquial Amharic book cover

    Colloquial Amharic

    2nd Edition

    By David Appleyard

    Colloquial Amharic: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to French as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it…

    Paperback – 2015-07-01
    Routledge
    Colloquial Series

  • Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners book cover

    Colloquial Afrikaans

    The Complete Course for Beginners, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Donaldson

    Colloquial Afrikaans provides a step-by-step course in Afrikaans as it is written and spoken in South Africa and Namibia today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and…

    Paperback – 2015-07-01
    Routledge
    Colloquial Series

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