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Title: Selected Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Subtitle: Linguistic Research and Languages in Africa
Edited By: Akinloye A. Ojo
Lioba Moshi
URL: http://www.lingref.com/cpp/acal/39/
Series Title: Cascadilla Proceedings Project
Description:

This volume contains 16 papers selected from the 39th Annual Conference on
African Linguistics (ACAL 39), hosted by the University of Georgia in
Athens in April 2008. The papers are organized into sections on historical
linguistics, morphology and syntax, phonology and phonetics, and
sociolinguistics and stylistics. The complete table of contents showing the
broad range of papers is available at
http://www.lingref.com/cpp/acal/39/index.html along with abstracts and the
complete papers in PDF format.

This volume has been published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, an
imprint of Cascadilla Press. Proceedings from Cascadilla Proceedings
Project are published in library binding. There is also free web access to
all of the papers in the proceedings through our web site at
http://lingref.com.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonetics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781574734317
Pages: 178
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