A Linguistic Geography of Africa


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More than forty years ago it was demonstrated that the African continent can be divided into four distinct language families. Research on African languages has accordingly been preoccupied with reconstructing and understanding similarities across these families. This has meant that an interest in other kinds of linguistic relationship, such as whether structural similarities and dissimilarities among African languages are the result of contact between these languages, has never been the subject of major research. This book ...

A Linguistic Geography of Africa 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521182690

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A Linguistic Geography of Africa 2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521876117