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A linguistic geography of Africa

Author: Bernd Heine; Derek Nurse
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge approaches to language contact.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An edited 2007 collection of essays discussing the linguistic relationships between African languages.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Heine; Derek Nurse
ISBN: 9780521876117 0521876117
OCLC Number: 123079069
Description: xviii, 371 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Is Africa a linguistic area? / Bernd Heine & Zelealem Leyew --
Africa as a phonological area / G.N. Clements & Annie Rialland --
Africa as a morphosyntactic area / Denis Creissels ... [et al.] --
The macro-Sudan belt : towards identifying a linguistic area in northern sub-Saharan Africa / Tom Güldemann --
The Tanzanian Rift Valley area / Roland Kie€ling, Maarten Mous & Derek Nurse --
Ethiopia / Joachim Crass & Ronny Meyer --
The marked-nominative languages of eastern Africa / Christa König --
Africa's verb-final languages / Gerrit J. Dimmendaal.
Series Title: Cambridge approaches to language contact.
Responsibility: edited by Bernd Heine and Derek Nurse.
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Review of the hardback: '... it is a data-driven volume written by experienced Africanists with expertise spanning the continent. ... the volume as a whole has the potential to encourage linguists Read more...

 
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