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  • 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...

  • Middle Egyptianby James P. Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 45.00

    Introduction to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts, including lessons and exercises. more...

  • Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epicby Mariam Konaté Deme

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 135.00

    Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African literary aesthetics. This book revises traditional literary canons in examining the social, cultural and emotional specificity of African epics and highlighting distinguishing features, such as the significance of the fantastic and its use in the epic dramatic structure.... more...

  • The Changing Face of African Literatureby Bernard de Meyer; Neil Ten Kortenaar

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 67.20

    The Changing Face of African Literature combines both the large picture – a synopsis of current trends in African literature – and the small: studies of individual texts and of themes across several texts. The large and the small are linked by recurring themes, such as gender and sexuality, the nation-state and its collapse, AIDS, war, and... more...