An introduction to African languages /

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Author / Creator:Childs, George Tucker.
Imprint:Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2003.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages) : illustrations, maps
Language:English
Subject:African languages.
Langues africaines.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- African Languages.
African languages.
Afrikaanse talen.
Afrikanska språk.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11186614
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Varying Form of Title:African languages
ISBN:9789027295880
9027295883
158811421X
9781588114211
1588114228
9781588114228
9027226059
9789027226051
9027226067
9789027226068
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-260) and index.
Print version record.
Summary:This book introduces beginning students and non-specialists to the diversity and richness of African languages. In addition to providing a solid background to the study of African languages, the book presents linguistic phenomena not found in European languages. A goal of this book is to stimulate interest in African languages and address the question: What makes African languages so fascinating? The orientation adopted throughout the book is a descriptive one, which seeks to characterize African languages in a relatively succinct and neutral manner, and to make the facts accessible to a wide.
Other form:Print version: Childs, George Tucker. Introduction to African languages. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2003 158811421X 9781588114211