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ERIC Number: ED357615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 29
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Notes on African Linguistics.
Scruggs, Terri
This report is an overview of some of the common features of African languages. It is difficult to present a concise and comprehensive summary of the features that are likely to be found in a group of languages as large and as totally unrelated as are the one to two thousand languages found on the continent of Africa. Therefore, representative languages from around the continent have been chosen for discussion and a brief description. The discussion focuses on phonological features including vowel harmony and elision as well as tone and on grammatical features including adjectives and multiple verb constructions. A map is provided to show the approximate locations of the languages discussed, and a diagram of the different language families is appended. (VWL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa