May 162014
 
Book :  Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages

Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages (Publications in Language Use and Education  #6),  2014,  SIL International Publications    http://www.sil.org/resources/publications Available from Amazon: Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages (Sil International Publications in Language Use and Education) Editor: Michael Cahill Editor: Keren Rice Paperback: ISBN:  9781556713477 Pages: 275 Price: U.S. $ 44.95 Abstract: While investigating endangered languages, many researchers become interested […]

May 072014
 
Book :  A Grammar of Digo, A Bantu Language of Kenya and Tanzania

A Grammar of Digo, A Bantu Language of Kenya and Tanzania by Steve Nicolle (2013), Available from Amazon:A Grammar of Digo: A Bantu Language of Kenya and Tanzania (Sil International Publications in Linguistics) Abstract: This volume, the result of seven years of fieldwork, is the only comprehensive grammar of the underdocumented Digo (Chidigo) language to date. […]

Jul 172013
 

A Phonetic and Phonological Account of the Civili Vowel Duration Via Linguistlist: http://linguistlist.org/issues/emailmessage/verification.cfm?iss=24-2902.html&submissionid=13825120&topicid=9&msgnumber=1 Discuss this message: http://linguistlist.org/pubs/reviews/get-review.cfm?subid=13825120 Book announced at http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-3683.html Buy the book:A Phonetic and Phonological Account of the Civili Vowel Duration AUTHOR: Hugues Steve Ndinga-Koumba-Binza TITLE: A Phonetic and Phonological Account of the Civili Vowel Duration PUBLISHER: Cambridge Scholars Publishing YEAR: 2012 REVIEWER: Yolanda […]

Jul 152013
 

The Syntax of Tuki, A cartographic approach Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 203 Publication Year: 2013 Publisher: John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/ Buy the book:The Syntax of Tuki: A cartographic approach (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today) Abstract: This monograph conducts a syntactic study of Tuki, a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon, from a cartographic perspective. The following domains are meticulously explored: The […]

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Apr 132013
 

African books in the SocioLingo Africa Amazon book store I’ve always loved books. There was no local library near where I lived as a child and when I was 11, as I loved books, I made a small library at home for my friends.  I bought books from jumble sales and begged them from people and […]

Apr 062013
 

ROME, Italy, April 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Exhibition of Books and Publishing (SIEL) in Casablanca will host an “Italian Day” on Thursday 4 April 2013. The “Day” will include a presentation and book signing of Melissa, by Marco Palmieri, and Della Citta’ d’Argilla, by Maria Attanasio, at the EUNIC stand. The […]

Apr 012013
 
Book Review : Selling the Congo

Matthew G. Stanard. Selling the Congo: A History of European Pro-Empire Propaganda and the Making of Belgian Imperialism. Lincoln University of Nebraska Press, 2011. 387 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-3777-3. Reviewed by Elizabeth Stice (Palm Beach Atlantic University) Published on H-Empire (January, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed Colonial Culture in Context: Selling the Congo and Belgian Pro-Empire Propaganda […]