Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Translate This Website
International Translation Network
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
Home About Us News Our Blog Our Catalog My Cart My Account Track Shippment Contact Us
  Our Catalog   Politics & Social Sciences   Politics & Government

Tracing Language Movement in Africa


Huge Savings Item! Save 19% on the Tracing Language Movement in Africa by Oxford University Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The great diversity of ethnicities and languages in Africa encourages a vision of Africa as a fragmented continent, with language maps only


Product Description

The great diversity of ethnicities and languages in Africa encourages a vision of Africa as a fragmented continent, with language maps only perpetuating this vision by drawing discrete language groups. In reality, however, most people can communicate with most others within and across linguistic boundaries, even if not in languages taught or learned in schools.
Many disciplines have looked carefully at language movement and change on the continent, but their lack of interaction has prevented the emergence of a cohesive picture of African languages. Tracing Language Movement in Africa gathers eighteen scholars together to offer a truly multidisciplinary representation of language in Africa, combining insights from history, archaeology, religion, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. The resulting volume illuminates commonalities and distinctions in these disciplines' understanding of language change and movement in Africa. The volume is empirical -- aiming to represent language more accurately on the continent -- as well as theoretical. It identifies the theories that each discipline uses to make sense of language movement in Africa in plain terms and highlights the themes that cut across all disciplines: how scholars use data, understand boundaries, represent change, and conceptualize power. The volume is organized to reflect differing conceptions of language that arise from its discipline-specific contributions: that is, tendencies to study changes that consolidate language or those that splinter it, viewing languages as whole or in part.
Each contribution includes a short explanation of a discipline's theoretical and methodological approaches to language movement and change to ensure that the chapters are accessible to non-specialists, followed by an illustrative empirical case study. This volume will inspire multidisciplinary conversations around the study of language change in Africa, opening new interdisciplinary dialogue and spurring scholars to adapt the questions, data, and method of other disciplines to the problems that animate their own fields.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Oxford University Press
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Studio:Oxford University Press
EAN:9780190657543
Item Size:1.4 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches
Package Weight:1.68 pounds
Package Size:6.54 x 1.26 x 1.26 inches

Tracing Language Movement in Africa by Oxford University Press

Buy Now:
Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Brand: Oxford University Press
4.3 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$99.00
$80.80
You Save: 18%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Politics & Government.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Oxford University Press, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


sku: 110972, mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780916883508, isbn: 0916883507,
Encounters with Reality, 2nd Edition, contains 1,001 real-life scenarios that are sad, funny, perplexing and sometimes downright scary. It builds on the first edition by including responses and perspectives from experienced interpreters, deaf consume...

ean: 9780521386661, isbn: 0521386667,
This volume studies the concept of a political 'language', of a discourse composed of shared vocabularies, idioms and rhetorical strategies, which has been widely influential on recent work in the history of political thought. The collection brings t...

mpn: 20 b/w illustrations, ean: 9788073081911, isbn: 8073081911,
It is a generally accepted presumption that during the Late Bronze Age the language accepted for the 'international' or 'diplomatic' written communication between the representatives or members of the particular polities within the Ancient Near East ...

ean: 9780190241414, isbn: 0190241411,
Language development, and the challenges it can present for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, have long been a focus of research, theory, and practice in D/deaf studies and deaf education. Over the past 150 years, but most especially near ...

ean: 9780521011754, isbn: 0521011752,
The volume brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to create a broad perspective on the study of style and variation in spoken language. The book discusses key approaches to stylistic variation, including such issues as attention ...

ean: 9781137597298, isbn: 1137597291,
This book investigates linguistic strategies of threat construction and fear generation in contemporary public communication, including state political discourse as well as non-governmental, media and institutional discourses. It describes the ways i...

mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781849028363, isbn: 1849028362,
A collection of short essays by George Orwell:Politics And The English LanguagePolitics Vs. Literature: An Examination Of Gulliver's TravelsThe Prevention Of LiteratureWhy I WriteWriters And LeviathanPoetry And The Microphone...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - translateth.is. All Rights Reserved.