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  • Topics in African Linguisticsby Salikoko S. Mufwene; Lioba Moshi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 180.00

    The 16 papers in this volume are revised versions of papers presented at the conference; they represent the state of the art in various subfields of African linguistics into which the book is organized: (1) morphosyntax, (2) semantics, (3) phonology, and (4) language contact. The last part covers topics such as code-switching and mixing, pidginization/creolization,... more...

  • History from Belowby Johannes Fabian; Kalundi Mango; W. Schicho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 158.00

    Johannes Fabian with assistance from Kalundi Mango (Administrator, National Museum of Zaire) and with linguistic notes by Walter Schicho (University of Vienna).An extraordinary linguistic and sociopolitical document, this is a history of colonization written by the colonized, about the colonized, and for the colonized. The original text, a history... more...

  • A Linguistic Geography of Africaby Bernd Heine; Derek Nurse

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 41.00

    An edited collection of essays discussing the linguistic relationships between African languages. more...

  • African Linguisticsby Didier L. Goyvaerts

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 234.00

    This volume presents papers on issues in African linguistics, covering a variety of African languages and ranging from phonology to lexicology. more...

  • European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africaby Albert S. Gérard

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 375.00

    The first major comparative study of African writing in western languages, European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Albert S. Gérard, falls into four wide-ranging sections: an overview of early contacts and colonial developments ?Under Western Eyes?; chapters on ?Black Consciousness? manifest in the debates over Panafricanism and... more...

  • With a Smile and a Songby Paul Ruse

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    This book contains mostly light rhyming verse, but there is also some equally lighthearted prose. The prose consists mostly of comments on what the author feels is a misuse of the English language; for example, our present-day reluctance to use commas before conjunctions such as 'and' and 'but', even when a pause is obviously needed.... more...

  • A Grammar of Wandalaby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 191.02

    The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There... more...

  • West African Poetryby Robert Fraser

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 35.00

    Previous studies of African poetry have tended to concentrate either on its political content or on its relationship to various European schools. This book examines West African poetry in English and French against the background of oral poetry in the vernacular. Do the roots of such poetry lie in Africa or in Europe? In committing their work to writing,... more...

  • The Expression of Information Structureby Manfred Krifka; Renate Musan

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 137.95

    Information structure deals with the linguistic forms and techniques that support the integration of what is said into the current informational and attentional state of the addressee.  This shows in categories like topic-comment structuring, focus to highlight expressions, marking of givenness and of presupposed information, and ways... more...

  • A Grammar of Koyra Chiiniby Jeffrey Heath

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 232.48

    The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There... more...