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  • The Syntax of Chichewaby Sam Mchombo

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 111.00

    This new book provides a comprehensive description of the major syntactic structures of Chichewa. more...

  • Transnationalism in Southern African Literatureby Stefan Helgesson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    This innovative study examines both Anglophone and lusophone African literature. Helgesson argues that the prevalence of ?colonial? languages in ?postcolonial? African literature is caused by the print network, demystifying their authority through the materiality of print, and placing emphasis on the strong transnational, transcontinental vectors of... more...

  • A Grammar of Etonby Mark L.O. Van de Velde

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 266.00

    A Grammar of Eton is a full grammatical description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton, spoken just north of the capital Yaoundé. It is entirely based on original fieldwork, since Eton has no written tradition and had never been studied before. This study provides an analysis of Eton's sound structures and of the structure of words and clauses,... more...

  • A Grammar of Jamsayby Jeffrey Heath

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 266.00

    This is the first complete grammar of any of the twenty or so Dogon languages of Mali, West Africa. Its most interesting features are the systematic use of stem-wide tone contour overlays, and of intonational effects, for grammatical purposes, for example, marking the head NP of a relative clause, and expressing 'X and Y' coordination. more...

  • Focus Strategies in African Languagesby Enoch Oladé Aboh; Katharina Hartmann; Malte Zimmermann

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    The book contains a collection of articles on focus in the Niger-Congo and Afro-Asiatic language groups. It investigates focus-related phenomena from different theoretical and methodological perspectives: the interaction of focus and prosody, the effect of focus on word order, the inventory of focus-marking devices, and others. The volume enhances... more...

  • Tense and Aspect in Bantuby Derek Nurse

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 164.99

    Derek Nurse looks at variations in the form and function of tense and aspect in Bantu, a branch of Niger-Congo, the world's largest language phylum. His account is based on data from more than 200 Bantu languages and varieties, a representative sample of which is freely available on the publisher's website. - ;Derek Nurse looks at variations... more...

  • Trinidad Yorubaby Maureen Warner-Lewis

    University of Alabama Press 1996; US$ 35.00

    A deeply informed Afrocentric view of language and cultural retention under slavery. Maureen Warner-Lewis offers a comprehensive description of the West African language of Yoruba as it has been used on the island of Trinidad in the southern Caribbean. The study breaks new ground in addressing the experience of Africans in one locale of the Africa... more...

  • This Perversion Called Loveby Margherita Long

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 52.50

    Through close readings of Tanizaki's and Freud's major writings from the 1930s, the book proposes new answers to classic feminist questions about perversion. more...

  • Topics in Kwa Syntaxby Enoch Olade Aboh

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Edited by two leading experts on the languages of West Africa, this volume is the very first book to handle a range of topics in the syntax of Kwa, a branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken by approximately 20 million people in Côte d?Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin and in the extreme southwestern corner of Nigeria. Kwa includes a total of... more...

  • African Languages in a Digital Ageby Don Osborn

    International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 18.00

    With increasing numbers of computers and penetration of the Internet around the world, localization of the technology and the content it carries into the many languages people speak is becoming an ever more important area for discussion and action. Localization, simply put, includes translation and cultural adaptation of user interfaces and software... more...