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A Thesaurus of African Languages: A Classified and Annotated Inventory of the Spoken Languages of Africa With an Appendix on Their Written Representation

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

Forthcoming

Michael Mann, David Dalby
September 30, 2019

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...

A Grammar of the Margi Language

A Grammar of the Margi Language

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carl Hoffmann
September 30, 2019

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...

The Eastern Sudanic Languages

The Eastern Sudanic Languages

1st Edition

Forthcoming

A. N. Tucker
September 30, 2019

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...

A Study of the Àcoólî Language: Grammar and Vocabulary

A Study of the Àcoólî Language: Grammar and Vocabulary

1st Edition

Forthcoming

J. P. Crazzolara
September 30, 2019

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...

Language in Zambia

Language in Zambia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sirarpi Ohannessian, Mubanga E. Kashoki
September 30, 2019

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...

Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland: Volume One

Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland: Volume One

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Malcolm Guthrie, A. N. Tucker
September 30, 2019

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...

Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland: Volume Four

Linguistic Survey of the Northern Bantu Borderland: Volume Four

1st Edition

Forthcoming

A. N. Tucker, M. A. Bryan
September 30, 2019

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...

Bantu: Modern Grammatical, Phonetical and Lexicographical Studies Since 1860

Bantu: Modern Grammatical, Phonetical and Lexicographical Studies Since 1860

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Clement M. Doke
September 30, 2019

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...

The Classification of the Bantu Languages bound with Bantu Word Division

The Classification of the Bantu Languages bound with Bantu Word Division

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Malcolm Guthrie
September 30, 2019

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...

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

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

Forthcoming

International African Institute
September 30, 2019

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...

La Langue Berbère: Handbook of African Languages Part 1

La Langue Berbère: Handbook of African Languages Part 1

1st Edition

Forthcoming

André Basset
September 30, 2019

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....

The Languages of West Africa: Handbook of African Languages Part 2

The Languages of West Africa: Handbook of African Languages Part 2

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Diedrich Westermann, M. A. Bryan
September 30, 2019

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...

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