BOOKS

Nigerian Startup Printivo Set to Overhaul Africa’s $6B Printing Sector

Digital Printing Startup Printivo Closes on Seed Funding from EchoVC Partners Nigerian Startup Set to Overhaul Africa’s $6B Printing Sector Lagos. Thursday 15 October 2015. Nigeria-based digital printing startup, Printivo, has closed on seed financing from early-stage technology venture capital firm, EchoVC Partners. The six-figure investment will be used to significantly broaden the company’s product range, increase headcount, […]

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Africa Book : Readings in African Dialectology and Applied Linguistics

Readings in African Dialectology and Applied Linguistics 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 […]

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Book Review : Visions from the forests – the art of Liberia and Sierra Leone

Book Review: Smith on Grootaers and Bortolot, ‘Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone’ Helena Cantone Visions from the Forest: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone Smith on Grootaers and Bortolot, ‘Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone’ Author: Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Alexander Ives Bortolot, eds. Reviewer: […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Africa – Morland Writing Scholarship

MORLAND WRITING SCHOLARSHIP It can be difficult for writers in the early stages of their career to write and to earn a living outside writing at the same time. To help fill this need the MMF has established up to three Morland Writing Scholarships every year. The Scholarships will be open to anyone who has […]

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Gabon – A Phonetic and Phonological Account of the Civili Vowel Duration

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 […]

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Cameroon – The Syntax of Tuki, a cartographic approach

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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Book : Language and National Identity in Africa

This book focuses on language, culture, and national identity in Africa. Leading specialists examine countries in every part of the continent

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Book : A Celebration of the Life and Work of Professor E.J.Alagoa in Nigeria

The conference was organised in honour of its professor and Chair of the Ijaw History Project, Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa.

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Book : Language Repertoires and State Construction in Africa

Language Repertoires and State Construction in Africa analyses the complex language scene in Africa today.

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African Books

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 […]

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