A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
Dr Crabb's 1965 study of the Ekoid Bantu languages of Ogoja examines these
related languages as a basis of comparative historical research. He has chosen
fourteen of these Ekoid languages as representative of a number of languages
in the north-west area of Nigeria bordering on the Bantu language area, whose
status as Bantu languages has been open to question. This study is based on
extensive field work and presents comparatively the phonologies and selected
vocabularies of the languages.