Language Learning: Languages of Africa

  • 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 – 2020-06-30 
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  • 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 – 2020-06-30 
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  • 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 – 2020-02-25
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  • 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
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