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Tracing language movement in Africa

Author: Ericka Ann Albaugh; Kathryn Michelle De Luna
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford university press.
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Many disciplines study language movement and change in Africa, but they rarely interact. Here, eighteen scholars from a range of disciplines explore differing conceptions of language movement in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ericka Ann Albaugh; Kathryn Michelle De Luna
ISBN: 9780190657543 0190657545
OCLC Number: 1048320795
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
L'ouvrage fait suite à un colloque organisé en septembre 2015 à Bowdoin college (États-Unis).
Description: xiii, 426 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Toward an Interdisciplinary Perspective on Language Movement and ChangeEricka A. Albaugh and Kathryn M. de LunaPart I: Describing and Classifying Language Movement and Change2. Language Change and Movement as Seen by Historical LinguisticsDerek Nurse3. The Ethnologue and L2 MappingKenneth S. Olson and M. Paul Lewis4. Understanding Distributions of Chadic Languages: Archaeological PerspectivesScott MacEachern5. 800 Languages and Counting: Lessons from Survey Research across a Linguistically Diverse ContinentCarolyn LoganPart II: Forces of Fixity and Consolidation6. Conquest and Contact in North African LanguagesMoha Ennaji7. Ajami Literacies of West AfricaFallou Ngom8. Vernacular Language and Political ImaginationDerek R. Peterson9. Language Movement and Civil War in West AfricaEricka A. Albaugh10. How a Lingua Franca SpreadsFiona Mc LaughlinPart III: Influences on Fragmentation, Transformation, and Recombination11. Scales and Units: Language Movement and Change in Central AfricaKathryn M. de Luna12. Localizing the Global: The Wanderwoerter of Nineteenth-Century South Central AfricaDavid M. Gordon13. The Invisible Niche of AUYLPhillip W. Rudd14. Language Movement and Pragmatic Change in a Conflict Area: The Border Triangle of Uganda, Rwanda, and DR CongoNico NassensteinPart IV: Traveling Remnants: African Languages and the Diaspora15. The African Diaspora and Language: Movement, Borrowing, and ReturnMaureen Warner-Lewis16. Metaphors to Live By in the Diaspora: Conceptual Tropes and Ontological Wordplay among Central Africans in the Middle Passage and BeyondRobert W. Slenes17. Caribbean French-African Creole and African MetaphysicsHanetha Vete-Congolo18. Population Movements, Language Contact, Linguistic Diversity, Etc.: A PostscriptSalikoko S. Mufwene
Responsibility: edited by Ericka A. Albaugh and Kathryn M. de Luna.
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Tracing Language Movement in Africa exposes some of the pitfalls and possibilities of language-based research, sparking important debates for which future work must be held accountable. * Raevin Read more...

 
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