A Linguistic Geography of Africa (Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact)

Greater than 40 years in the past it used to be confirmed that the African continent might be divided into 4 detailed language households. learn on African languages has for this reason been preoccupied with reconstructing and realizing similarities throughout those households. This has intended that an curiosity in different kinds of linguistic dating, comparable to even if structural similarities and dissimilarities between African languages are the results of touch among those languages, hasn't ever been the topic of significant learn. This ebook exhibits that such similarities throughout African languages are extra universal than is broadly believed. It offers a wide viewpoint on Africa as a linguistic region, in addition to an research of particular linguistic areas. with a purpose to have a greater figuring out of African languages, their constructions, and their heritage, additional info on those contact-induced relationships is vital to figuring out Africa's linguistic geography, and to reconstructing its heritage and prehistory.

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Greater than 40 years in the past it used to be confirmed that the African continent might be divided into 4 detailed language households. learn on African languages has for this reason been preoccupied with reconstructing and realizing similarities throughout those households. This has intended that an curiosity in different kinds of linguistic dating, comparable to even if structural similarities and dissimilarities between African languages are the results of touch among those languages, hasn't ever been the topic of significant learn. This ebook exhibits that such similarities throughout African languages are extra universal than is broadly believed. It offers a wide viewpoint on Africa as a linguistic region, in addition to an research of particular linguistic areas. with a purpose to have a greater figuring out of African languages, their constructions, and their heritage, additional info on those contact-induced relationships is vital to figuring out Africa's linguistic geography, and to reconstructing its heritage and prehistory.

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6 Labial flaps throughout African lineages The Macro-Sudan belt 167 five. 2. 7 precis i'll now provide a synopsis of the geographical and genealogical distribution of the six positive factors offered within the earlier sections. with a purpose to make the dis- tributional correlations among them extra obvious, desk five. 7 surveys them throughout a much wider diversity of genealogical lineages of the total African continent. bear in mind that this sort of survey can't be whole, since it needs to forget convinced teams that are proper for the current sampling point, viz.

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Africa as a morphosyntactic region a hundred thirty five four. 12 Negation four. 12. 1 Predicate negation (i. e. negation affecting the sentence as a complete) As already pointed out above (see part four. three. 2), adverse marking inner to the verbal be aware is very common between African languages, however the following techniques also are quite universal everywhere Africa: (a) using targeted damaging auxiliaries; (b) using destructive debris in clause-final place (combined or now not with a amendment of the verbal word).

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