Language and history in Central Africa

  • 283 Pages
  • 2.15 MB
  • English
Universiteit Antwerpen, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Dep. Germaanse, Afd. Linguïstiek , [Wilrijk, Belgium]
African languages., Linguistics -- Field work -- Bibliography., Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Langu


Congo (Democratic Repu

StatementD.L. Goyvaerts.
SeriesAntwerp papers in linguistics ;, 44, Antwerp papers in linguistics ;, nr. 44.
LC ClassificationsPL8021.C7 G69 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination283 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2320697M
LC Control Number86203559

This book is the first general introduction to African languages and linguistics to be published in English.

It covers the four major language groupings (Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Afroasiatic and Khoisan), the core areas of modern theoretical linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax), typology, sociolinguistics, comparative linguistics, and language, history and by:   He has taught extensively in Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa and Finland.

He has published over twenty-five books, including The Cambridge Handbook of African Linguistics (Cambridge, forthcoming), Multilingualism and Intercultural Communication: A South African Perspective () and Language and Development in Africa (Cambridge, ).

An authoritative account and analysis of what has happened to the region of central Africa since the period of vigorous decolonization in the s, this volume compares the legacies of British, French and Portuguese colonization.

History of Central Africa examines the modern nations of Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Mozambique, Zaire, Zambia, and. This book is an introduction to African languages and linguistics, covering typology, structure and sociolinguistics.

The topics include typology, sociolinguistics, comparitive linguistics, and language, history and society. Page 19 - The tone of the book is pleasant and healthy, and singularly free from that sentimental, not to say " mawkish," stain which is apt to disfigure such productions.

The illustrations by Mrs. Allingham add a special attraction to the little volume.' — Times, 'It is scarcely necessary to say that Mrs.

Ewing's book is one of the best of the year. Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features History of Central Africa, Volume 1. David highlands History houses important increased Indian Ocean influence institutions iron ivory Kazembe kingdom kings Kongo labour Lake land languages late later leaders lineage linked lived London.

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He is the author of numerous books, including Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World Language and history in Central Africa book, 2nd edition ), The Kongolese Saint Anthony (), Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles and the Foundation of the Americas () which was awarded the Herskovits Prize by the African Studies Association, and A Cultural History of the Author: John K.

Thornton. East and Central Africa Francophone Africa North-west Africa Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Burundi Chapter 16 The Wars of Liberation' in Africa North-East Africa Portuguese Africa South Africa Chapter 17 The Independent Africa The Search for Party Democracy North Africa West Africa • Equatorial and.

The Guardian has supplemented their interactive timeline of Africa's modern political history with a list of books that they think best tell the Africa's stories. The list, compiled by the Guardian's Global Development team consists of classics like Adam Hochschild's King Leopold's Ghost and Colin McEvedy's The Penguin Atlas of African History, alongside more modern reads like.

“In the United States government sent Dr. Eli Ayres to the Pepper or Grain Coast of West Africa, to buy the land discovered by Samuel Bacon prior to his death the preceding year. Ayres sailed aboard the U.S.

naval schooner the USS Alligator, commanded by Lieutenant Robert Stockton, to the proposed new colony near the Mesurado River. Subsequently () it published Report on Education in Africa: Study of West, South and Equatorial Africa, recognizing the importance of the mother tongue in education of children (Oraka p.

31). == Isaac Iwekanuno wrote the first historical essay in the Igbo language, Akuko Ala Obosi. An authoritative account and analysis of what has happened to the region of central Africa since the period of vigorous decolonization in the s, this volume compares the legacies of British, French and Portuguese colonization/5(3).

Africa has the world’s oldest and largest written languages known to mankind, a long ancient history of written language and graphic history, which is today part of a broader global history of literacy.

The continent has contributed substantially to the global history of written languages of today, which has largely been ignored. Official Language of the Central African Republic.

The Central African Republic is located in the central region of Africa and has a population size of approximately million. During the late ’s, France colonized the majority of what is modern-day Central African Republic. Inthe country became independent.

of over 1, results for Books: History: Africa: Central Africa King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa Sep 3, The languages of Africa are divided into several major language families.

Niger–Congo or perhaps Atlantic–Congo languages (Bantu and non-Bantu, the inclusion of Mande and a few other groups is disputed) are spoken in West, Central, Southeast and Southern Africa.; Afroasiatic languages are spread throughout Western Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and parts of the Sahel.

“The Gun in Central Africa is a methodological triumph Macola’s command of language and local histories opens a new window on not just the Scramble for Africa but also the motivations of today’s militias in eastern Congo.” Joanna Lewis, assistant professor in the department of international history, London School of Economics.

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Wills - Buy Introduction to the History of Central Africa by A. Wills (ISBN: ) from Amazons Book Store. The Geʽez script is an abugida that was developed in Horn of Africa in the 8th-9th century BC for writing the Geʽez script is used today in Ethiopia and Eritrea for Amharic, Tigrinya, and several other is sometimes called Ethiopic, and is known in Ethiopia as the fidel or abugida (the actual origin of the 21st century linguistic term "abugida" applied to Brahmic.

This book critically reflects upon the current state of the field of modern African history. It focuses on the history of the continent in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, although also looks back to the era of the Atlantic slave trade. Its aim is to consider the evolution of the field and to set out where, after fifty years of sustained research, it has arrived.

Few if any explanations for the rise of this violent insurgent group look beyond its roots in worldwide jihadism and recent political conflicts in central Africa. Searching for Boko Haram is the first book to examine the insurgency within the context of centuries, millennia even, of cultural change in the region.

The languages of Africa are generally divided into four major phyla: Niger- Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Afroasiatic, and Khoisan (Childs 21). Three of these groups are represented in Kenya: the.

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The islands of the Gulf of Guinea have a mixed population originating from Angola as well as from West and Central Africa because of their history as slave plantations and, later, as plantations with largely forced labour.

Most languages spoken in Central Africa belong to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo language family. Central African Republic - Central African Republic - Ethnic groups: The people of the Central African Republic range from the hunting-and-gathering forest Pygmy peoples, the Aka, to state-forming groups such as the Zande and Nzakara.

Prior to the arrival of Europeans in the late 19th century, distinctions between different groups were highly fluid. The history of Central Africa, little known and little studied, is one of the world's most tragic.

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a country that is poorly researched, and for which little information exists in English. Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic: Third Edition fills this gap in the literature, covering events that have taken place in the country since the.

This is a short history of Africa excluding Egypt, Ethiopia and (Dutch and British) South Africa, which are the subjects of separate histories.

Some of the history of these countries, however, is naturally mentioned in this history of the rest of Africa - but is kept to.

French is the official language of Central African Republic while Sango is the national language. Taught in schools and used in written communications with an alternate of Francais, French is classified as Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western and Galo-Iberian, and has the Latin script as its writing system.

Early history.

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Approximat years ago, desertification forced hunter-gatherer societies south into the Sahel regions of northern Central Africa, where some groups settled and began farming as part of the Neolithic Revolution. Initial farming of white yam progressed into millet and sorghum, and then later the domestication of African oil palm improved the groups' nutrition and allowed.

Africans engraved and painted rocks all over Africa, with the greatest concentration in the Sahara and Southern Africa. As a kind of provocation to our ideas about what constitutes literature, my book starts with African rock art, which contains the oldest known narratives in .they aid the central thrust of the book, which is to describe and characterize the languages of Africa in a succinct and concise manner, and to make the facts accessible to the unfamiliar reader.

To say that the approach is typological means that a given structure is compared to structures of the same type (typical.The history of Africa begins with the emergence of hominids, archaic humans and—at leastyears ago—anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens), in East Africa, and continues unbroken into the present as a patchwork of diverse and politically developing nation states.

The earliest known recorded history arose in Ancient Egypt, and later in Nubia, the Sahel, the Maghreb and the Horn of.