LINGUISTICS

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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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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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.

Categories: AFRICA, AFRICAN COUNTRIES, LINGUISTICS

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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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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CFP : Endangerment of Languages across the Planet – The Dynamics of Linguistic Diversity and Globalization

36th International LAUD Symposium Short Title: LAUD 36 Date: 31-Mar-2014 – 02-Apr-2014 Location: Landau/Pfalz, Germany Contact Person: Martin Pütz Meeting Email: puetz@uni-landau.de Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2013 Meeting Description: 36th International LAUD Symposium Endangerment of Languages across the Planet: The Dynamics of Linguistic Diversity and Globalization Location: University of Koblenz-Landau Landau, Germany Landau is a small city surrounded […]

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Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature

Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature Short Title: AInternConfLangandLit Date: 10-Oct-2013 – 14-Oct-2013 Location: Abuja, FCT, Nigeria Contact Person: Adegboye Adeyanju Meeting Email: adegboyeadeyanju@yahoo.com Web Site: http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng Call Deadline: 30-Aug-2013 Meeting Description: Theme: Chinua Achebe: From Prologue to Epilogue Introduction: The 2013 conference celebrates Late Chinua Achebe the greatest writer of his time and the founding […]

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26-28 August: Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics

On 26, 27, and 28 August 2013, the 43th edition of the Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL) will take place in Leiden. Invitation to CALL 2013 We are pleased to invite you to the 43th Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL 2013), to be held in Leiden on 26, 27 and 28 […]

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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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