LINGUIST List 11.2446

Sat Nov 11 2000

Books: African Languages

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  1. Derek Nurse, African Languages, An Introduction by B. Heine & D. Nurse (Eds.)

Message 1: African Languages, An Introduction by B. Heine & D. Nurse (Eds.)

Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 19:36:18 -0330
From: Derek Nurse <>
Subject: African Languages, An Introduction by B. Heine & D. Nurse (Eds.)

African Languages, An Introduction. CUP.

Bernd Heine, Universitat zu Koln
Derek Nurse, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's

This book is the first general introduction to African languages and
linguistics to be published in English. It covers the four major
language groupings (Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Afroasiatic and
Khoisan), the core areas of modern theoretical linguistics (phonology,
morphology, syntax), typology, sociolinguistics, comparative
linguistics, and language, history and society. Basic concepts and
terminology are explained for undergraduates and nonspecialist
readers, but each chapter also provides an overview of the state of
the art in its field, and as such will be referred to by more advanced
students and general linguists.


Bernd Heine, Derek Nurse, Kay Williamson, Roger Blench, 
Lionel M. Bender, Richard Hayward, Tom Guldemann, Rainer Vossen, 
Nick Clements, Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, John Watters, Denis Creissels, 
Paul Newman, Christopher Ehret, Ekkehard Wolff


1. Introduction Bernd Heine and Derek Nurse;
2. Niger-Congo Kay Williamson and Roger Blench;
3. Nilo-Saharan Lionel M. Bender;
4. Afroasiatic Richard Hayward;
5. Khoisan Tom Guldemann and Rainer Vossen;
6. Phonology Nick Clements;
7. Morphology Gerrit J. Dimmendaal;
8. Syntax John Watters;
9. Typology Denis Creissels;
10. Comparative linguistics Paul Newman;
11. Language and history Christopher Ehret;
12. Language and society Ekkehard Wolff.

2000/406 pp./20 figures/9 maps/28 tables
66178-1/Hb/List: $64.95 66629-5/Pb/List: $24.95
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