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Topics in descriptive and African linguistics

Topics in descriptive and African linguistics

essays in honor of distinguished Professor Paul Newman

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Published by Lincom Europa in Muenchen .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African languages -- Grammar

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSamuel Gyasi Obeng (ed.).
    SeriesLINCOM studies in African linguistics -- 74
    ContributionsNewman, Paul, 1937-, Obeng, Samuel Gyasi.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8008 .T67 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 164 p. ;
    Number of Pages164
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23979683M
    ISBN 109783895868146
    LC Control Number2008386901

    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 working with apparent genetic units in Africa to consider how areal features contribute to our conceptualisation of 'relatedness' and to re-assess the importance of genetic units in accounting for.   LibGuides: Research Topic Ideas: HumanitiesAuthor: Liz Svoboda.

    African languages well as they grow up, and come to linguistics later, during their university studies. Outside Africa, undergraduates learn African languages as adults but while some learn an African language before studying linguistics, for others it is the other way round. So ‘undergraduates’ approach this book with diVerent.   This wide-ranging handbook will be a valuable reference for scholars and students in all areas of African linguistics and anthropology, and for anyone interested in descriptive, documentary, typological, and comparative linguistics. Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics Typology Areal Regions: African Written In: English (eng).

    The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to. Descriptive linguistics definition: the study of the description of the internal phonological, grammatical, and semantic | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.


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