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The languages of urban Africa

The languages of urban Africa

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Published by Continuum in London, New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociolinguistics -- Africa,
  • Urban dialects -- Africa,
  • Sociolinguistics -- Africa -- Case studies,
  • Africa -- Languages

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-228) and index.

    Statementedited by Fiona Mc Laughlin.
    GenreCase studies
    SeriesAdvances in sociolinguistics, Advances in sociolinguistics
    ContributionsMc Laughlin, Fiona.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP40.45.A35 L367 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 238 p. :
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24033888M
    ISBN 101847061168
    ISBN 109781847061164
    LC Control Number2009279432

    Africa is a veritable buffet for the language learner. In fact, it’s estimated that there may be over 3, languages spoken in Africa! Unfortunately, I’ve found that, in online language learning communities, African languages are widely overlooked when someone is choosing a second or third language. Languages are not abstract entities but important social and historical phenomena which bind, and sometimes reflect cleavages within, communities. Thus, Iscamtho reflects an urban identity and, at the same time, the social barriers between its users and non-users.

    Africa:: Mozambique. The location, widespread nature, and number of fires (outlined in red) in this satellite image suggest that these blazes were deliberately set to manage land. Farmers often use fire to return nutrients to the soil and to clear the ground of unwanted plants. While fire helps enhance crops and grasses for pasture, the fires. An urban agglomeration is defined as comprising the city or town proper and also the suburban fringe or thickly settled territory lying outside of, but adjacent to, the boundaries of the city. For smaller countries, lacking urban centers of , or more, only the population of the capital is presented.

    African Languages. Zulu is a language largely spoken in South Africa by the Zulu people and is one among the many official languages of South Africa. Zulu is actually short for IsiZulu. It is spoken largely in the eastern part of South Africa and is characterized by unique click sounds within the dialect. The dynamics of urban, rural and youth languages Policy and practice This book provides an alternative to the Eurocentric view of sociolinguistic dynamics in Africa, and will make an ideal read or supplemental textbook for scholars and students in the field/disciplines of African languages and linguistics, and those interested in southern.


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The Languages of Urban Africa consists of a series of case studies that address four main themes. The first is the history of African urban languages.

The second set focus on theoretical issues in the study of African urban languages, exploring the outcomes of intense multilingualism and also the ways in which urban dwellers form their speech Format: Paperback.

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The second set focus on theoretical issues in. Get this from a library. The languages of urban Africa. [Fiona Mc Laughlin;] -- The Languages of Urban Africa consists of a series of case studies that address four main themes.€ The first is the history of African urban languages.

The second set focus on theoretical issues in. The languages of Africa are divided into several major language families. Niger–Congo or perhaps Atlantic–Congo languages (Bantu and non-Bantu, the inclusion of Mande and a few other groups is disputed) are spoken in West, Central, Southeast and Southern Africa.; Afroasiatic languages are spread throughout Western Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and parts of the Sahel.

The languages of urban Africa. International Journal of Multilingualism: Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 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 s: 4.

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The complex spectrum of the indigenous languages of South Africa is a family of languages comprising an estimated 1 languages (Williamson & Blench, ), which fall in the Niger-Congo group, although some of the languages spoken in South Africa also come from the KhoiSan group. Africa’s languages therefore reflect a rich tapestry of.

Urban languages have been studied in many different contexts with emphasis placed on the level of creativity that characterizes these language forms, including the discursive construction of the identity of their users.

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