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Bantu Languages (Routledge Language Family Series, 4)

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Published by RoutledgeCurzon .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Grammar, syntax, linguistic structure,
  • Language family studies,
  • Phonetics, phonology, prosody (speech),
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Foreign Language Study,
  • African Languages,
  • Language,
  • African Languages (See Also Swahili),
  • Foreign Language Study / General,
  • Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books,
  • General,
  • Bantu languages

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages704
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7763688M
ISBN 100700711341
ISBN 109780700711345

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  The Bantu language group is the most numerous of all of the major language families on the continent of Africa. They are spread from Cameroon and Biafra in the northeast all the way across the continent to the upper Rift system in Rwanda & Uganda, down the coast through Kenya & Tanzania and all the way south through Zimbabwe through to parts of South Africa, making them the largest in areal /5.   The area covered by this book, originally published in , is one that has long been recognized as presenting many problems from the point of view of Bantu linguistic studies. Almost all the material set out in this present work is based on notes taken in the field, and in many cases presented completely new : Malcolm Guthrie. Taylor & Francis, Jul 3, - Foreign Language Study - pages 0 Reviews Geographically, Bantu languages are spoken in the southern half of Africa. Genetically, they form part of Benue-Congo. Southern Bantu languages. London, Published for the International African Institute by Dawsons of Pall Mall, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Clement M Doke; International African Institute.

Book: ISBN: X OCLC Number: Contents: Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsList of ContributorsAbbreviations1. IntroductionKoen Bostoen & Mark Van de VeldePART An inventoryof Bantu languagesHarald Hammarstroem3. The sounds of the Bantu languagesIan Maddieson & Bonny Sands4. Segmental phonologyLarry Hyman5. 2 days ago  Bantu languages are conventionally classified into zones designated by letters A through S, following criteria and an enumeration of languages in Guthrie (–71). These languages are clearly related to neighboring language groups also termed “Bantu,” such as Jarawan, Mamfe, Grassfields, and Ekoid, and constitute a node on a highly.   More than million people speak Bantu languages across Central, East, and Southern Africa but the exact number of languages differs according to who’s counting. More than Bantu languages exist by the criterion of mutual intelligibility, though some accounts list distinct languages. Here are the 10 most commonly spoken Bantu languages. Review of ‘The Bantu Languages, Second Edition’ Jenneke van der Wal, for Linguistic Typology Full details of the book Van de Velde, Mark, Koen Bostoen, Derek Nurse, and Gérard Philippson (eds.). The Bantu Languages, second edition. Routledge Language Family Series. London: Routledge. pages Hardback GBP e-book from 20GBP.

Book Description The area covered by this book, originally published in , is one that has long been recognized as presenting many problems from the point of view of Bantu linguistic studies. Almost all the material set out in this present work is based on notes taken in the field, and in many cases presented completely new facts.   This is an excellent book for anyone who wants cross-linguistic information in Bantu langauges! It covers Bantu phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and history. Highly recommended for any Bantuist!!!5/5(3). Gerard Philippson is Professor of Bantu Languages at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales and is a member of the Dyamique de Langage research team of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Lyon II University. He has mainly worked on comparative Bantu tonology. Other areas of interest include Afro-Asiatic, general phonology, linguistic classification and its. The Southern Bantu Languages by Clement M. Doke and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at