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Africa's Endangered Languages the linguistic face of africa
This book examines the endangered languages of Africa from both documentary and theoretical perspectives, highlighting the threats of extinction many of them face and the challenges and implications each bring to bear on linguistic theory. It focuses on the symbiosis between documentary and theoretical methodologies, and its consequences for the preservation of endangered languages, both in the African context and more broadly.
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The Archaeology and Ethnography of Central Africa the linguistic face of africa
The Archaeology and Ethnography of Central Africa provides the first detailed description of the prehistory of the Loango coast of west-central Africa over the course of more than 3,000 years. The archaeological data presented in this volume comes from a pivotal area through which, as linguistic and historical reconstructions have long indicated, Bantu-speaking peoples expanded before reaching eastern and southern Africa. Despite its historical importance, the prehistory of the Atlantic coastal regions of west-central Africa has until now remained almost unknown. James Denbow offers an imaginative approach to this subject, integrating the scientific side of fieldwork with the interplay of history, ethnography, politics, economics, and personalities. The resulting 'anthropology of archaeology' highlights the connections between past and present, change and modernity, in one of the most inaccessible and poorly known regions of west-central and southern Africa.
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The Linguistic Face of Africa the linguistic face of africa
The book explores language families in Africa, official languages since independence, language death and dying, and globalization of African languages. The book discusses the role of African universities in revitalizing African languages, indigenous knowledge and education systems. The book also focuses on the role of Afro-centric bilingual lexicography in enhancing social stability and national development with special reference to Kenya. Historical contributions to the African linguistics and lexicography with special emphasis to the historical discourses of the late historical guru Professor Atieno-Odhiambo are also revisited. This is a vital book for general linguistics, historical linguistics and also bilingual lexicography.
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The African Experience: An Introduction the linguistic face of africa
The African Experience is the only interdisciplinary survey to examine this region of the world from geographic, linguistic, social, historical, and political perspectives. Drawing on research from all of the social sciences, this text captures Africa in its complex totality. The African Experience helps students develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of Africa, one that allows them to grasp the region’s internal dynamics and its evolving place in the world.
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Problems Face Arabic and English Foreign Language Students the linguistic face of africa
This book sheds lights on some of the linguistic problems that face foreign language learners in general and Arabic and English foreign language students in particular. Problems discussed here are the translation of some relative prepositions, discourse markers, and oral and written mistakes committed by these students. The book does not only describe these linguistic phenomena theoretically; rather, it investigates them practically in terms of how and why foreign language learners make these mistakes and how to avoid committing them again.
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Vital Aspects of African Linguistics the linguistic face of africa
This book is a compressed version of some commissioned and inspired works of aspects of linguistics by Okon Essien, indigenous Professor of Linguistics in the south-south and south-east of Nigeria. Covered by the essays are issues concerning language endangerment, linguistic revival of vanishing tongues of Africa, language and ethnicity, language and power and language and politics.
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Legacy of a Linguistic Crisis in Sunu Gaal the linguistic face of africa
This book explores the different types of language education policies during French colonialism in Senegal in the early 19th century. Until recently, there was no current available research in Senegal that exhumes France’s legacy of colonial language education policies and their lasting impacts on the current Senegalese education system. This book begins with a brief theoretical framework of Senegal’s history and discusses the country’s geography, economy, population and religious composition. It then analyzes France’s overall educational plan for Africa and the early resistance this “plan of education” encountered in West Africa particularly in Senegal. It discusses the major language policies undertaken by presidents Leopold Sedar Senghor, Abdou Diouf and Abdoulaye Wade, and demonstrates how some of these leaders failed to achieve a complete linguistic decolonization in Senegal after independence. It lastly provides Senegal with a series of solutions on how to emerge from the legacy of this linguistic crisis to a complete linguistic decolonization.
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Zoogeography of otters in Africa the linguistic face of africa
There are four species of otters in Africa; the first three, the African clawless otter occurring in most parts of western, eastern and southern Africa south of the Sahara, the Congo clawless otter limited to the Congo basin, and the spotted-necked otter occurring in most parts of the western, central and south-eastern Africa south of the Sahara; are sub-Saharan in distribution and are endemic to Africa. While the fourth named Eurasian otter is restricted to rivers and wetlands of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, northwest of the Sahara, in Africa, but widely distributed in Europe. The current status of all the endemic otters of Africa is “least concern”, whereas the population trend of African clawless otter, Spotted-necked otter and Congo clawless otter is “stable”, “decreasing” and “unknown”, respectively.
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Living in Africa the linguistic face of africa

Living in Africa

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Living in Africa the linguistic face of africa
In the last decade, poverty has collided with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa taking millions of lives and leaving millions more orphans. The devastating consequences of this deadly combination are overwhelming and impersonal as they do not tell the stories or show the faces of the people behind the statistics. In this personal narrative, the author describes her experience of living in Zambia for nine months. There, she came face-to-face with the effects and realities of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and poverty in Africa. It was a time of personal growth and awareness, as well as a confirmation of her reasons for pursuing a career in social work. There is also background research included about the problems facing sub-Saharan Africa. This book educates about the vast needs in Africa and how Africans are affected by the prevalent social problems. This book is also important to the field of social work specifically in Zambia and Zimbabwe as there is very little information available about the problems these countries are facing and how to help them.
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Prosecution of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide In Africa the linguistic face of africa
Despite years of impunity in Africa, the 1990s saw the perpetrators of some of the atrocities in the continent face trials, albeit,with a varied approach. This book discusses in a comparative way five major African legal systems by which these prosecutions took place and recommends on how to create a uniform approach of prosecutions on the said crimes. The book is useful for students and professors of international criminal law, lawyers,practitioners in the field and any other interested individuals.
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Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd on Tafsir, Ta'wil, Quranic Hermeneutic Discourses: the linguistic face of africa
Recently, development of Quranic Studies has been followed and directed by the progress of the social sciences, especially linguistic, semantic, and hermeneutic. To examine the text of the Quran from literary and linguistic point of view has attracted modernist researchers to this field. Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd, for instance, says that it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that this kind of approach is the prospective approach in the future. According to him, Islamic studies and Quranic studies are based on the text. The studies of the Quran as a linguistic text bring us to use linguistic and literary studies. Thus, Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd adopts and employs the latest theories of linguistic, semiotic, and hermeneutic in his study of the Qur'an. This research is to discuss and focus on some important questions such as what is Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd’s explanation about the interpretation of the text in the Quran by using a linguistic perspective? how does he employ this approach in interpreting the Quran? and what are the effects of employing the linguistic approach in contemporary Quranic studies?
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CLASH OF THE MAJOR POWERS IN AFRICA the linguistic face of africa
Africa has long been a forgotten continent, suffering the brutality of slavery and slave trade, colonialism, and consequences of the Cold-War between two blocs.This book raises the question: Why are the three major players in Africa are competing at this particular time after a long period of neglect? The Clash of the Major Powers in Africa is presented in the context of historical and modern events. The author analyzes the main reasons behind their engagement beyond routine and normal involvement, external and internal factors, how they view Africa and how Africa views them, the reaction of Africans toward each of them, and the expectation of African people from their policies. Africa, with huge natural resources, triggered the current competition among three major players in Africa: the U.S., the EU, and China. This book attempts to address these issues by identifying one of the policies which could have a chance to succeed in Africa. The research is intended to help inform researchers who are interested in the Africa''s relationships with these major powers and foreign policy makers in Africa, the United States, the European Union and China.
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Linguistic Approaches to Discourse Analysis the linguistic face of africa
Discourse is the creation and organization of the segments of a language above as well as below the sentence. It is segments of language which may be bigger or smaller than a single sentence but the adduced meaning is always beyond the sentence. In this book we have primarily taken a linguistic approach to the analysis of discourse. We have endeavoured to find out how humans use language to communicate and in particular, how addressers construct linguistic messages for addressees and how addressees work on linguistic messages in order to interpret them.
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National Human Rights Institutions and Children's Rights in Africa the linguistic face of africa
The vulnerability of children around the world and in Africa in particular cannot be over emphasized. The emergence and the recognition of children as rights bearers necessitates an investigation into the protection of children's rights in Africa in the light of the various conventions on children's rights. Thus,this book undertakes an examination of the mandate and activities of a few selected human rights commission/institution in Africa with a view to measuring their effectiveness on the protection of children's rights through the implementation of International Children's rights laws.
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