LINGUISTICS

Call for Papers: Postcolonial Pragmatics – Linguistics and Literature

Call for Papers for a volume on Pragmatic Perspectives on Postcolonial Discourse: Linguistics and Literature edited by Christoph Schubert and Laurenz Volkmann to be published by Cambridge Scholars Sociolinguistic research on global varieties of English so far has mainly concentrated on the levels of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary. By contrast, little has been published on pragmatic, discursive or […]

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Languages for distributing your press releases in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal, January 13, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Did you know that there are more than 2,000 different languages spoken across Africa, some of which are spoken by just a few communities and others are used by millions of people and hundreds of media houses?   Sixteen African countries have two or more official […]

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Call for papers: SALALS Special Issue on Phonetics and Phonology in Bantu

Contributions are sought for a special issue of the Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (SALALS) focusing on Phonetics and Phonology in Bantu.

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Arabic Script in Africa: Website Announcement

We have set up a Tumblr-based website at http://www.tasia.org dedicated to the studies of African languages written in Arabic script (Ajami) and related
disciplines.

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Ethiopia Book : Sidaama (Sidaamu Afoo)

Sidaama (Sidaamu Afoo), Languages of the World/Materials 501, 2014, Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom-shop.eu Book URL: http://bit.ly/1iwM90X Author: Anbessa Teferra Paperback: ISBN:  9783862885701 Pages: 116 Price: Europe EURO 58.80 Abstract: This book presents a descriptive grammatical sketch of Sidaama, a Highland East Cushitic language spoken in south-central Ethiopia. It deals with phonology, lexical categories, phrasal categories, and sentence structure […]

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Book : State Ideology and Language in Tanzania

State Ideology and Language in Tanzania, Second and Revised Edition, 2014, Edinburgh University Press, Jan Blommaert http://www.euppublishing.com Book URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748675807 Available on Amazon:State Ideology and Language in Tanzania: Second and Revised Edition Abstract: Tanzania is often seen as an exceptional case of successful language planning in Africa, with Swahili being spread to all corners of the country. Yet, this […]

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