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Title: Readings in African Dialectology and Applied Linguistics
Edited By: Felix Abídèmí Fábùnmi
Akeem Ségun Sàláwù
URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu/
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 85
Description:

Readings in African Dialectology and Applied Linguistics is a resource book that covers a wide range of topics on African Dialectology, Dialect-Syntax, Syntax and Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics and Literary Criticism. It is also an outlet for researchers in the field of microcomparative African Dialectology. The goal is to stimulate cooperation in the study of dialect syntax and dialectology within the purview of African Studies. The presentations in this book are approached in various ways: empirical viewpoints, thematic analysis, micro- and macro comparative studies, etc. The book consists of thirty chapters written by scholars from different linguistic disciplines but with focus on African dialectology. It is divided into four sections, each section containing chapters that address specific thematic issues. Section One contains eight chapters that address issues on African dialect syntax. Section Two has nine chapters which focus on applied linguistics, dialectology and literary criticism. Section Three, which has five chapters, deals with sociolinguistics issues. The last section contains eight chapters; it focuses syntactic and phonological issues. The book is edited by two Nigerian scholars, Felix Abídèmí Fábùnmi and Akeem Ségun Sàláwù, both of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
African linguistics
Language Family(ies): African Mixed Language
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862884179
Pages: 542
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