Language in Africa: An Introductory Survey

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Taylor & Francis, 1977 - Foreign Language Study - 237 pages
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Contents

Introduction
2
Clearing the Bush
9
Basic Linguistic Methodology and Theory
19
Part Two LINGUISTIC REPERTOIRE
27
Phonology
28
Syntax
43
Morphology
56
Part Three HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
73
NiloSaharan
121
Khoisan
125
Residual Topics in Classification
129
Part Five LANGUAGE AND THE NONLINGUISTIC
143
Language and History
144
Language and Culture
156
African Writing Systems
174
Part Six CONCLUSION
199

Historical Linguistics and Language Classification
74
History of Work on African Languages
87
Part Four AFRICAN LANGUAGE PHYLA
107
NigerKordofanian
108
Appendix
112
AfroAsiatic
116
Policies and Proposals
200
African Languages with a Million or More Speakers
210
Bibliography
215
Index
227
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