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African Linguistics and the Development of African Communities

by Emmanuel, N. Chia

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Published by Codesria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language & Linguistics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books,
  • Spanish: Adult Nonfiction,
  • African Languages (See Also Swahili),
  • Linguistics,
  • Africa,
  • African languages,
  • Congresses,
  • Social aspects,
  • Sociolinguistics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12638449M
    ISBN 102869781601
    ISBN 109782869781603

    How African are the so-called African Studies? The study of Africa, as developed so far by a long intellectual tradition, is part of an overall project of knowledge accumulation initiated and controlled by the West. This article advocates an active, lucid, responsible appropriation by African societies themselves of the knowledge capitalised over centuries about by: The Oxford Handbook of African American Language (OHAAL) provides readers with a wide range of analyses of both traditional and contemporary sociolinguistic research on language use in African American communities.

    This book is a composite of 40 purely scientific and peer-reviewed papers presented during the Seventh World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL7) at Author: G. Atindogbe, Fogwe Chibaka. African Studies institutions world wide shows the discipline of linguistics (including applied language studies and sociolinguistics) is invisible in discourses on African development. Most of the existing African Studies Programs are mainly underpinned by approaches drawn from such disciplines as history, economics, sociology and anthropology.

    Israel, H. (). I am an African, I speak an African language: Cultural dimensions of African development and learning from others. International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, 6(1), – Google ScholarAuthor: Lazarus M. Miti. Abstract In their search for solutions to the development problems of Africa, students of African development have often ignored linguistic and other socio-cultural resources (Prah ).


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African Linguistics and the Development of African Communities by Emmanuel, N. Chia Download PDF EPUB FB2

African linguistics and the development of African communities. Dakar, Senegal: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, © (OCoLC) Online version: West African Linguistic Society. Congress. (23rd: Buea, Cameroon). African linguistics and the development of African communities.

African Linguistics and the Development of African Communities edited by Emmanuel N. Chia. This diverse and comprehensive collection of essays embraces the main discourses in the field of African languages and linguistics.

Overall, it argues for the absolute necessity of developing African languages as a condition of socio-economic development. The Niger–Congo languages constitute the largest language family spoken in West Africa and perhaps the world in terms of the number of languages. One of its salient features is an elaborate noun class system with grammatical concord.A large majority of languages of this family are tonal such as Yoruba and Igbo, Ashanti and Ewe language.A major branch of Niger–Congo.

Scholarly, engaging, and accessible, Paulin Djite’s book challenges two of the lingering myths about the role of language in Africa’s development - multilingualism is an obstacle to development and the latter is possible only via the medium of an ex-colonial language - and calls for the use of the African languages in the key areas of Cited by: Languages and Linguistics.

Featured. African Linguistics and the Development of African Communities. "The Development of African American English is a masterpiece.

The authors systematically examine linguistic and historical evidence from an area (Hyde County, North Carolina) that has not figured in earlier discussions of African American Vernacular English. Scholarly, engaging, and accessible, Paulin Djite’s book challenges two of the lingering myths about the role of language in Africa’s development - multilingualism is an obstacle to development and the latter is possible only via the medium of an ex-colonial language - and calls for the use of the African languages in the key areas of.

Journal of the Linguistics Association for Southern African Development Community [SADC] Universities Instruction to Contributors The Linguistics Association for SADC Universities was established on Novem at Chancellor College, University of Malawi by the representatives from SADC universities.

The. This book focuses on the languages and linguistics of Africa. Covering the major themes that are dealt with in university courses, and making extensive use of linguistic symbols and diagrams, this is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate linguistics students in South Africa and Africa as a whole, as well as for students of African studies worldwide/5(3).

Beban Sammy Chumbow, Professor of Linguistics, University of Yaounde I ""Among the numerous proposals in this book is the necessity for Africans, and I would add, for the communities of Asia and Latin America, to re-think the contents of their language courses and assign them an objective which aims at the integral development of their : M.

Mutaka. (August ) The 7th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 7) was held at the University of Buea in Cameroon theme of this year’s event was “Language description and documentation for development, education and the preservation of cultural heritage in Africa.” WOCAL, which takes place every three years, began in as an.

LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics / EUR / GBP A Grammar of the Miship Language MOHAMMED AMINU MU'AZU & KATWAL PEMAK ISAH University of Maiduguri Miship belongs to the West-Chadic sub-group of the Afro-Asiatic phylum, spoken by 17, people in Plateau State, Nigeria.

This book consists ofFile Size: 1MB. African slaves spoke a variety of languages when they were shipped to North American plantations. Most of the languages were of a distinct West African type, but some consisted of a great deal of pigeon English and others of a Portuguese pigeon.

On the plantations, a common language emerged among the slave population. It is now widely accepted that most of the grammar of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) derives from English dialectal sources—in particular, the settler dialects introduced into the American South during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The roots of AAVE were established during the first century of the British colonization of America, in the Chesapeake Bay area Author: Donald Winford. The African continent has some 2 indigenous African languages (Heine & Nurse, ) and this total represents nearly one-third of the world’s languages.

The languages of Africa are classified into four major groups: Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo and KhoiSan. The complex spectrum of the indigenous languages of South Africa is aFile Size: KB. 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 society.4/5(1).

Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies publishes articles on a wide range of linguistic topics and acts as a forum for research into ALL the languages of southern Africa, including English and Afrikaans.

Original contributions are welcomed on any of the core areas of linguistics, both theoretical (e.g. syntax, phonology, semantics) and applied (e.g. The affiliated Association of Contemporary African Linguistics, founded in as a (c)(3) non-profit public charity, has the same mission: to advance and sustain the linguistic study of African languages.

The Association (with the same acronym) seeks to continue and provide stability to that tradition and to the conference itself.

The. African Languages and African Literature. African linguistics: An. introduction, Cambridge Over the years, the issues of African unity, identity and.

publications are ‘African Development: Focus on the Nigerian Milieu’ in African Linguistics and the Development of African Communities edited by Chia, Emmanuel N.

() – A CODESRIA PUBLICATION – and ‘Corruption of Language and Nigeria’s Debased Value System’ published in. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxxi, pages: illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.

Contents: African linguistics: conceptions and scope / H. Ekkehard Wolff --African linguistics in Europe / Arvi Hurskainen, Roland Kiessling, Nina Pawlak & Alexander Zheltov --African linguistics in north and so-called francophone Africa / Abderrahman el Aissati .The book also systematically examines a range of cognitive and linguistic factors involved in the process of language development and relates relevant findings to language teaching.Southern African Late Farming Communities were related to the majority of contemporary southern Africans.

These agropastoralists formed part of a broader precolonial southern African complex during the second millennium AD that also included hunter-gatherers and pastoralists.

European colonial expansion in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries dramatically disrupted Cited by: 3.