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Understanding among Africans, linguistic isolation and linguistic communication

Claude Piron

Understanding among Africans, linguistic isolation and linguistic communication

by Claude Piron

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Published by Universal Esperanto Association in Rotterdam .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Esperanto.,
    • Africa -- Languages.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Claude Piron.
      SeriesEsperanto documents ;, new ser., 17
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPM8208 .P57
      The Physical Object
      Pagination16 p. ;
      Number of Pages16
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3889281M
      LC Control Number81450632

      Language-In-Education Policy and Linguistic Diversity in Zambia: An Alternative Explanation to Low Reading Levels among Primary School Pupils March In book. Language policy and orthographic harmonization across linguistic, ethnic and national boundaries in Southern Africa Felix Banda Abstract Drawing on online and daily newspapers, speakers’ language and writing practices, official government documents and prescribed spelling systems in Southern Africa, the.

      Nordic Journal of African Studies – linguistic and non-linguistic articles; Journal Mandenkan – Mande studies, free downloadable articles; Linguistique et Langues Africaines; A preprint server for papers and books dealing with Africa. The AfricArXiv is a place to put your preprints for broader access. speakers (p. ). Finally, in the second part of the book, he repeatedly emphasizes the importance of the nature of the social interaction in a contact situation for the analysis and explanation of linguistic outcomes (p. ). Structure The structure of the book approaches the historical comparative study of languages beginning.

      always due to linguistic complexity, as the following anecdote will show. The linguistic identity of a group in northern Ivory Coast has been contro-versial, more for reasons having to do with its analysts than with linguistic data. The Dieli have been considered by some an archaic group of Senufo, and by others an archaic group of Mande. Africa’s Linguistic Diversity The African continent is home to one third of the world’s 6, languages, but less than one seventh of the world’s population. Europe, which has the reputation for bilingualism due to its many close countries, has only about languages.


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