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  • Systemic Functional Language Description

    Making Meaning Matter, 1st Edition

    Edited by J.R. Martin, Y.J. Doran, Giacomo Figueredo

    This volume showcases previously unpublished research on theoretical, descriptive, and methodological innovations for understanding language patterns grounded in a Systemic Functional Linguistic perspective. Featuring contributions from an international range of scholars, the book demonstrates…

    Hardback – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Prosodic Studies

    Challenges and Prospects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hongming Zhang, Youyong Qian

    Prosody is one of the core components of language and speech, indicating information about syntax, turn-taking in conversation, types of utterances, such as questions or statements, as well as speakers' attitudes and feelings. This edited volume takes studies in prosody on Asian languages as well…

    Hardback – 2019-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics

    Perspectives from structure, acquisition, and translation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Noriko Iwasaki, Peter Sells, Kimi Akita

    Mimetic words, also known as ‘sound-symbolic words’, ‘ideophones’ or more popularly as ‘onomatopoeia’, constitute an important subset of the Japanese lexicon; we find them as well in the lexicons of other Asian languages and sub-Saharan African languages. Mimetics play a central role in Japanese…

    Paperback – 2019-09-26
    Routledge

  • A Thesaurus of African Languages

    A Classified and Annotated Inventory of the Spoken Languages of Africa With an Appendix on Their Written Representation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Mann, David Dalby

    Originally published in 1987, this thesaurus is concerned with the spoken languages of Africa. Languages are grouped into a relatively large number of sets and subsets within which the relationship of languages to one another is locally apparent and uncontroversial. The volume presents the…

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

  • A Grammar of the Margi Language

    1st Edition

    By Carl Hoffmann

    Originally published in 1963, this was, and still is, the only Grammar to be published of the Margi language which is spoken by the people of the Adamawa and Bornu areas of Nigeria. Definitions and explanations ahve been given in as explicitya form as possible, especially where the average student…

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

  • The Eastern Sudanic Languages

    1st Edition

    By A. N. Tucker

    Originally published in 1940 this book focusses on the three main groups of Eastern Sudanic languages, namely Moru-Madi, Bong-Baka-Bagirmi and Ndogo-Sere. The term 'Eastern Sudanic Languages' is used here primarily in a geographical sense: the dialects in the Southern Sudan form the eastern…

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

  • A Study of the Àcoólî Language

    Grammar and Vocabulary, 1st Edition

    By J. P. Crazzolara

    This volume re-issues the second, revised edition of 1955. This grammar and vocabulary of the Àcoólî language (here spoken by the central group Patíko-AlƐƐro-Payïïra) contains numerous examples partly to illustrate rules, partly to supply phrases relevant for daily life. The vocabulary also…

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

  • Language in Zambia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sirarpi Ohannessian, Mubanga E. Kashoki

    Originally published in 1978, this volume is divided into 3 parts. Part 1 presents an overview of the linguistic situation in Zambia: who speaks which languages, where they are spoken, what these languages are like. Special emphasis is given to the extensive survey of the languages of the Kafue…

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

  • Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland

    Volume One, 1st Edition

    By Malcolm Guthrie, A. N. Tucker

    The northern limit of the Bantu languages is one of the important linguistic boundaries of Africa and this and the subsequent 3 volumes provide an invaluable resource which delimits the frontier. Since a number of the languages investigated had not hitherto been recorded, while with others the…

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

  • Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland

    Volume Four, 1st Edition

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

    The classification and distribution of the languages of the Northern Bantu Borderland between the Great Lakes and the Indian Ocean have been given in Volume 1 of The Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland, where however, the linguistic evidence on which the classification rested was not…

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

  • Bantu

    Modern Grammatical, Phonetical and Lexicographical Studies Since 1860, 1st Edition

    By Clement M. Doke

    Originally published in 1945, this volume represented the first to classify Bantu languages. This volume does not record all the dialects but makes reference to those in which some grammatical study has been done and classifies them according to mainly geographical zones. Owing to tribal migrations…

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

  • The Classification of the Bantu Languages bound with Bantu Word Division

    1st Edition

    By Malcolm Guthrie

    The first volume of this pair, The Classification of Bantu Languages, originally published in 1948, investigates the questions arising out of the use of the term Bantu. It establishes and illustrates the criteria used in identifying languages as members of the Bantu family. The technique used in…

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

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