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  • The Acquisition of Numeral Classifiersby Kasumi Yamamoto

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 140.00

    This book is about the numeral classifier system and the acquisition of Japanese classifiers by Japanese children. It consists of three parts. First, it provides a general typological characterization of numeral classifier phrases and discusses the semantic properties of numeral classifiers based on an analysis of four languages from... more...

  • The Acquisition of Swahiliby Kamil Ud Deen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 165.00

    This monograph is the first study of the acquisition of Swahili as a first language. It focuses on the acquisition of inflectional affixes, with a particular emphasis on subject agreement and tense. Other inflectional affixes are also investigated, including object agreement and mood. The study surveys the adult dialect in question, Nairobi Swahili,... more...

  • Africa in Narrativesby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Africa in Narratives illuminates or proves, against the backdrop of attitudes toward nations deemed ëethnicí or ëminoritiesí, that literature in Africa can live up to the challenge of aesthetic imagination to form an active, refreshing part of world cultural discourse. African countries have evolved imaginatively beyond their present... more...

  • African Language Reviewby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1971. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • African Oral Epic Poetryby Fritz H. Pointer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    Professor Pointer is the first person to offer an English translation of the Epic of Kambili, an African heroic myth. The book is careful to point out that this text deserves to be read by myth scholars and shows that the literary tradition of epic myth-telling extends to Africa through its oral folklore. The author argues that the story should be... more...

  • African Pasts, Presents, and Futuresby Ph.D Touria Khannous

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    African Pasts, Presents, and Futures: Generational Shifts in African Women's Literature, Film, and Internet Discourse , by Touria Khannous, critically reevaluates assumptions in liberal feminist theory, which has examined African women primarily in terms of their object status rather than as agents effecting change . By analyzing forces of marginalization,... more...

  • African Rythmnsby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 24.70

    With new integrative and indigenous approaches to literary affairs the focus of this volume is on the influence of tradition in African writing. Using the work of Chinua Achebe two scholars from outside Africa offer insight on oratorical devices in modern African fiction, two chapters follow which, by fusing traditional elements in transitional societies,... more...

  • Africandoby Manfred Loimeier

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 14.19

    Africando - Streifzüge durch die zeitgenössische afrikanische Literatur von Westafrika über Zentral- und Ostafrika bis zum südlichen Afrika. Verfasst von einem der profiliertesten Kenner afrikanischer Literaturen in Deutschland. Eine wichtige Einführung und Orientierungshilfe durch die inzwischen in beträchtlicher Zahl in deutscher Übersetzung vorliegenden... more...

  • Archaeology, Language, and the African Pastby Roger Blench

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 54.99

    Scholarly work that attempts to match linguistic and archaeological evidence in precolonial Africa more...