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