Bernd Heine,Derek Nurse's A Linguistic Geography of Africa (Cambridge Approaches to PDF

By Bernd Heine,Derek Nurse

ISBN-10: 0521182697

ISBN-13: 9780521182690

ISBN-10: 0521876117

ISBN-13: 9780521876117

greater than 40 years in the past it was once validated that the African continent could be divided into 4 special language households. learn on African languages has hence been preoccupied with reconstructing and realizing similarities throughout those households. This has intended that an curiosity in different kinds of linguistic courting, corresponding to no matter if structural similarities and dissimilarities between African languages are the results of touch among those languages, hasn't ever been the topic of significant examine. This 2007 publication indicates that such similarities throughout African languages are extra universal than is largely believed. It presents a vast standpoint on Africa as a linguistic region, in addition to an research of particular linguistic areas. on the way to have a greater realizing of African languages, their constructions, and their background, additional information on those contact-induced relationships is key to figuring out Africa's linguistic geography, and to reconstructing its heritage and prehistory.

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