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  • 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

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • La Langue Berbère

    Handbook of African Languages Part 1, 1st Edition

    By André Basset

    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.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • The Languages of West Africa

    Handbook of African Languages Part 2, 1st Edition

    By Diedrich Westermann, M. A. Bryan

    This volume, originally published in 1970, presents a survey of the languages spoken in an area extending from the Atlantic coast at the Sengal River eastward to the Lake Chad region. The area covered by this volume is mainly a goegraphical one, so it follows that not all the languages included are…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • The Non-Bantu Languages of North-Eastern Africa

    Handbook of African Languages Part 3, 1st Edition

    By A. N. Tucker, M. A. Bryan

    Originally published in 1956, this volume presents a survey of the non-Bantu languages in the area extending south of the Sahara from Lake Chad to the Indian Ocean, together withj those of South Africa. The arrangement is primarily linguistic, in as much as larger units which show some indisputable…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • The Bantu Languages of Western Equatorial Africa

    Handbook of African Languages, 1st Edition

    By Malcolm Guthrie

    The area covered by this book, originally published in 1953, is one that has long been recognized as presenting many problems from the point of view of Bantu linguistic studies. Almost all the material set out in this present work is based on notes taken in the field, and in many cases presented…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • The Bantu Languages of Africa

    Handbook of African Languages, 1st Edition

    By M. A. Bryan

    The area covered by this book, originally published in 1953, is one that has long been recognized as presenting many problems from the point of view of Bantu linguistic studies. Almost all the material set out in this present work is based on notes taken in the field, and in many cases presented…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • Linguistic Analyses: The Non-Bantu Languages of North-Eastern Africa

    Handbook of African Languages, 1st Edition

    By M. A. Bryan

    This book, originally published in 1966, deals mainly with morphemes and with grammatical and syntactic behaviour. Although some vocabulary material is contained in this volume, and some more in the Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland, vocabulary comparison itself plays little part.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • The Southern Bantu Languages

    Handbook of African Languages, 1st Edition

    By Clement M. Doke

    For the purposes of this volume, originally published in 1954, two southern zones of Bantu have been included - south of the Zambesi and east of the Kalahari. The book discusses the phonetic and morphological characteristics of these 2 zones and a classification of the groups, clusters and dialects…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu

    1st Edition

    By Lilias A. Armstrong

    Originally published in 1940, this book was the result of 3 years'  worth of phonetic research and analysis with the aim of laying foudnations for improved methods of teaching and ascertaining the most scientific basis for current orthography of the Kikuyu language of Kenya.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • A Study of the Kanuri Language

    Grammar and Vocabulary, 1st Edition

    By Johannes Lukas

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • Language Use and Social Change

    Problems of Multilingualism with Special Reference to Eastern Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wilfred Whiteley

    The social implications of multilingualism is a field of study on whcih systematic research began only in the second half of the 20th century in Africa. This book, originally published in 1971, contains papers which concentrate on East Africa but it also discusses theoretical problems and methods…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

  • African Languages/Langues Africaines

    Volume 1 1975, 1st Edition

    By Various Authors

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24
    Routledge
    Linguistic Surveys of Africa

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