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 202013
 

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 […]

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 […]