• 2018 Fall AFRICAM 114 001 – LEC 001 Introduction to African Linguistics

    • T/Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm
    • Sam A Mchombo
    • Hearst Field Annex B5
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    The course will provide an overview of the linguistic structure of African languages. Because the Bantu languages constitute the largest sub-group in sub-Saharan Africa, there will be much focus on the description of the major grammatical features of Bantu languages. The descriptions of African linguistic structure will be accompanied by insights into the contributions made by African languages to general linguistics. Data from various African languages will be brought in to illustrate relevant aspects of African linguistic structure.