African Languages Development and the State (EIDOS) by Richard Fardon

Cover of: African Languages | Richard Fardon

Published by Routledge .

Written in English

Read online

Book details

The Physical Object
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7482644M
ISBN 100415094763
ISBN 109780415094764

Download African Languages

This book is an introduction to African languages and linguistics, covering typology, structure and sociolinguistics. The twelve chapters are written by a team of fifteen eminent Africanists, and their topics include the four major language groupings (Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Afroasiatic and Khoisan), the core areas of modern theoretical linguistics 4/5(1).

This book is the first general introduction to African languages and linguistics to be published in English. It covers the four major language groupings (Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Afroasiatic and Khoisan), the core areas of modern theoretical linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax), typology, sociolinguistics, comparative linguistics, and language, history and by: The intended audience of this book Anyone producing a book about this mass of languages has inevit-ably to make certain choices.

There are older introductions to African languages in English (Berry and GreenbergWelmersGregersen ), there are volumes that deal with some but not all African languages (BenderBendor. This book is an introduction to African languages and linguistics, covering typology, structure and sociolinguistics.

The topics include typology, sociolinguistics, comparitive linguistics, and language, history and society. The Indigenous Languages Publishing Programme (ILPP) is a sectorial priority implemented by the South African Book Development Council (SABDC).

Through this programme the SABDC aims to stimulate growth and development in the book sector, increase indigenous languages publishing and to support the ongoing production of South African authored. Major publishers in many parts of Africa are conspicuous by their reluctance to publish in indigenous African languages.

Many of these publishers cite lack of readership in indigenous languages as a reason for this move which is frustrating efforts. 38 rows  How to Say Book in Different Languages. Categories: Literature Saying book in. Providing an introduction to the linguistic study of African languages, the orientation adopted throughout this book is a descriptive-structural-typological one, as opposed to a formal-theoretical approach.

Formalisms are not eschewed per se but rather are invoked when they aid the central thrust of the book, which is to describe and Cited by:   No sub-Saharan African language made it into the top 10 native languages list, or is a dialect I grew up listening to, or was the language I used to name my blog, so here we are.

Now I’m going. Siphiwo opined that Black South African writers only began to be known beyond their border in the ’s. The publishing of the African Drum, he said, started a ‘discussion’. Siphiwo published his initially published his book, When a Man Cries in English but later translated it to Xhosa.

The process was so laborious that he could have. ALTA aims to develop a culture of african language teaching where its members can share common interests and concerns having to do with the study of african languages and to link and consolidate efforts of government, teachers, administrators, students and researchers involved in the teaching of afican languages.

Book Description. First published inthis book African Languages book at the phonetics of African languages. It argues that a good grounding in phonetics and tone work is an indispensable preliminary to any one embarking on a study of African language and so provides the material necessary for this in.

This advanced historical linguistics course book deals with the historical and comparative study of African languages. The first part functions as an elementary introduction to the comparative method, involving the establishment of lexical and grammatical cognates, the reconstruction of their historical development, techniques for the subclassification of related languages, and the.

hope of getting more books out there in different languages is slowly but surely becoming a reality. The South African Book Development Council (SABDC) aims to make available indigenous language books that will address both cultural and economic challenges giving African Languages a boost in the book industry.

The following books can be downloaded for free in PDF e-book format. Kiswahili Kuitangaza Pentekoste: Mihutasari ya Mahubiri Kuhusu Nguvu za Roho Mtakatifu. Books. All books listed on this site: A Linguistic Analysis of Northern Sotho (G Poulos, LJ Louwrens) An excellent and comprehensive Northern Sotho grammar reference.

A must-have if you intend learning Northern Sotho. [ Buy from | Buy from ] A Linguistic Analysis of Venda (G Poulos) Venda grammar reference. [ Buy from ]. Book Club Genres All Book Club Genres Sorting by Best Selling this Month Book Lists.

Perfect First Listens; This Week's Top Releases Audiobooks in African Languages. Memory Techniques for Language Learning: Accelerate the Language Learning Process.

By Steven West. Duration: 2 h 0 min. Applied African Languages Grammar for First Additional Language - VEN; Under Graduate Degree: Semester module: NQF level: 5: Credits: Module presented in English: Purpose: of this module intends to promote multilingualism and intercultural communication in Tshivenda as a First Additional Language for BE.d Foundation and Intermediate module will.

Buy African-published books online here for immediate shipping worldwide. Your one-stop shop for African books, African writers and African scholarship. African Books Collective is a non profit distribution collective owned by publishers on the continent.

He has released a book about Numbers and Human body in English and African languages: Lingala, Lari, Swahili, Tshiluba, and Kikongo which are spoken in Congo, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. This book aims to help children to familiarize themselves with everyday words in African languages.

It is a practical way to approach or preserve a language. Decolonising the mind is a perfect book that dares to touch on the subject many western imperialist and neo-colonized mind wouldn't find interesting.

The subject of our African languages to be used in literal work has always been met with different forces both internal and external but still, they have remained strong/5. Most African languages have no minimal contrast between bilabial and labiodental sounds, since plosives and nasals are usually bilabial, while affricates and fricatives are generally labiodental.

These two illustrations also illustrate what makes this book useful: well-worded summaries of the overarching similarities found in African languages.

Book Description. The Handbook of African Linguistics provides a holistic coverage of the key themes, subfields, approaches and practical application to the vast areas subsumable under African linguistics that will serve researchers working across the wide continuum in the field.

Established and emerging scholars of African languages who are active and current in their. Journal description. The Journal of African Languages and Linguistics was founded in and has established itself as an important refereed forum for publications in African linguistics.

Based on that, there is a serious argument among African critics about which language(s) would be authentic in writing African literature: colonial languages which serve as lingua franca, or the.

African languages for the mass education of Africans. Cape Town, South Africa: Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), (OCoLC) Online version: Prah, K.K.

African languages for the mass education of Africans. Cape Town, South Africa: Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), (OCoLC) Setswana (national language with minor differences in dialects), English is the official business language and it is widely spoken in urban areas.

Native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population. Kirundi, French. Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area). English, French. Reference texts discussed in class are available in library in electronic version or as book chapter copies.

This is a general introduction course given in English, with no specific prerequisites. Students seeking credit for the French major or minor will need to complete readings as well as written work in French.

African Languages. Indigenous African languages: In this report the term `Indigenous African languages’ is used to refer to African languages of the Southern Bantu language family (where `Bantu’ is used purely as a linguistic term).File Size: 2MB. In Chapter 1, “The Language of African Literature,” Ngũgĩ explains how choice of language became a matter of contention in Africa.

He notes that while he and other writers were seeking some original form of African novel, they continued to. Lingua54 Learn African Languages online. I was born in Nigeria and came to the UK when I was I wanted to keep and maintain my native language so i made an effort to go back home and speak regularly with uncles and aunties.

The National African Language Resource Center, at Indiana University Bloomington, established inis a federally funded, non-profit national foreign language center dedicated to the advancement of African language teaching and learning in the United States. Learn more about the NALRC mission.

Ancient African writing is the oldest system of writing in the world, pre-dating European, Greek, by at least years respectively. Nsibidi and most other written African languages are known to have developed outside Arab, or European influences.

With anywhere between and languages, Africa is home to approximately one-third of the world's languages. The diversity of Africa's languages is evidenced by their populations. In total, there are at least 75 languages in Africa which have more than one million speakers.

The rest are spoken by populations ranging from a few hundred to several hundred thousand. The South African Journal of African Languages is a peer-reviewed research journal devoted to the advancement of African (Bantu) and Khoe-San languages and literatures.

Papers, book reviews and polemic contributions of a scientific nature in any of the core areas of linguistics, both theoretical (e.g. syntax, phonology, semantics) and applied (e.g.

sociolinguistic topics. So, more technical support is needed for the book development sector to support authors, editors and illustrators producing original children’s titles in African languages. Similarly, attention to procurement, distribution and marketing is. Renewals may be done via library catalogue, telephone (+ 27 12 ) and at the lending desk.

Postgraduate students may loan 16 books. Undergraduate students may loan 8 books. Overdue books will be subject to a : Velaphi Kheswa. Results 1 - 50 of for African Languages Books 1. Amharic English, English Amharic Dictionary: A Modern Dictionary of the Amharic Language by Zenawi, Endale ISBN: List Price: $ Open access to picture storybooks in the languages of Africa.

For children’s literacy, enjoyment and imagination. Find individual storybooks or themed storybook collections to READ with young children. Download to read offline or to print. In MAKE, you can create a new picture storybook, translate a story, adapt a story for a different.

52375 views Friday, November 13, 2020