New Dimensions in African Linguistics and Languages

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Paul A. Kotey
Africa World Press, 1999 - Foreign Language Study - 330 pages
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Presents the papers delivered during the Plenary Sessions at the 27th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Contents cover issues relating to phonology, syntax, historical linguistics, and language and society, as well as pedagogical issues that relate to the learning and teaching of African languages.
 

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Contents

African Linguistics Through The Eyes Of A Historian
15
Phonology
37
Vowel Harmony In Konni
55
A Preliminary Report On Pitch Realization
75
Kikamba Verb Stem Tonology
89
Default Lexical Tone Interaction In Runyankore Verbs
107
Metrics Of Arabic And Hausa Poetry
121
Syntax
149
TenseAspect And Serialization in Mina
189
Animacy Hierarchy Effects On Object Agreement
203
Historical
217
PreFula Relative
233
Language in Social Context
253
Substrate Theory Revisited Through Ghanaian Pidgin English
273
IKO OYI And ENYI
289
Language Power And Politics Of Exclusion In Nigeria
313

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165

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About the author (1999)

Kotey was born in Ghana, and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Ghana, his master's from Harvard University, and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is on the faculty at the University of Florida, with affiliations in the Department of African and Asian Languages and Literatures, the Program of Linguistics, and the Center for African Studies.

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