African
African Youth Languages: New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development
African Youth Languages
New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development
Hardcover      ISBN: 3319645617
This book showcases current research on language in new media, the performing arts and music in Africa, emphasising the role that youth play in language change and development. The authors demonstrate how the efforts of young people to throw off old colonial languages and create new local ones has become a site of language creativity. Analysing the language of ‘new media’, including social media, print media and new media technologies, and of creative arts such as performance poetry, hip-hop and rap, they use empirical research from such diverse countries as Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, the Ivory Coast and South Africa. This original edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of African sociolinguistics, particularly in the light of the rapidly changing globalized context in which we live.
Beginner's Yoruba: With Website for Audio
Beginner's Yoruba
With Website for Audio
Paperback      ISBN: 0781813719
Yoruba, one of the national languages of Nigeria, is spoken by more than 30 million people worldwide. This book’s 15 lessons, designed with the beginning student in mind, are ideal for both classroom use and self-study. Each opens with a dialogue about an everyday topic, which is then broken down for the study of grammar and vocabulary. Cultural notes give the material its proper context, and exercises reinforce the student’s mastery of the lesson. The accompanying audio (available for free download) further complements the lesson material by helping the student learn the language as spoken. Beginner’s Yoruba also includes information on the various aspects of Yoruba culture, including religion, songs and folklore.
Berlitz Central & South Africa Phrase Book & Dictionary
Berlitz Central & South Africa Phrase Book & Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 1780044518
This brand new multi-language phrase book will ensure you travel throughout Central and South Africa with ease. The languages featured are: Portuguese, Tswana, Shona, Afrikaans, French and Swahili. A new addition to the best-selling phrasebook series, it features a fresh, crisp design with vivid color photography, eye-catching color-coding, and user-generated content. Sections such as “Food and Drink
Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners
Colloquial Afrikaans
The Complete Course for Beginners
Paperback      ISBN: 1138949833
Colloquial Afrikaans provides a step-by-step course in Afrikaans as it is written and spoken in South Africa and Namibia today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Afrikaans in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Afrikaans will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Afrikaans. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Colloquial Somali: A Complete Language Course
Colloquial Somali
A Complete Language Course
Paperback      ISBN: 1138949809
Colloquial Somali: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Somali as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Somali in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Somali is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: - A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills - Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar - An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises - Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations - Helpful cultural points about life in Somalia - An overview of the sounds of Somali Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Somali is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Somali. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Colloquial Swahili: The Complete Course for Beginners
Colloquial Swahili
The Complete Course for Beginners
Paperback      ISBN: 1138950173
Colloquial Swahili: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Swahili as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Swahili in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Swahili is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Swahili-speaking countries. An overview of the sounds of Swahili Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Swahili is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Swahili. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Concise Amharic Dictionary: Amharic-English English-Amharic
Concise Amharic Dictionary
Amharic-English English-Amharic
Paperback      ISBN: 0520205014
A concise Amharic-English, English-Amharic dictionary provides definitions along with phonetic transcriptions of Amharic script.
English - Somali; Somali - English Dictionary: Ingrisi Soomaali / Soomaali Ingirsi
English - Somali; Somali - English Dictionary
Ingrisi Soomaali / Soomaali Ingirsi
Paperback      ISBN: 1843560070
Igbo-English Dictionary: A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Igbo Language, With an English-Igbo Index
Igbo-English Dictionary
A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Igbo Language, With an English-Igbo Index
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300073070
This is the first comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of the Igbo language, one of the three national languages of Nigeria. Michael J. C. Echeruo, a native speaker of Igbo, focuses on basic words and phrases that the twenty million speakers of Igbo encounter in everyday life—in conversation and in Igbo texts. Recognizing the absence of a single dominant dialect, the author collects words from all of them, with emphasis on the predominant Owerri and Onitsha dialects. The book also includes an English-Igbo index listing Igbo equivalents for particular English words. In the first section of this dictionary, thorough entries for each of some four thousand Igbo discrete word-forms feature Igbo headwords in bold type followed by grammatical class, tone, dialect zone, English meanings, Igbo examples, variants, etymology, and special notes where necessary. Verbs are listed under their consonantal stems as well as in combined entries that include the nouns that complete their meanings. The dictionarys second part is a convenient English index that refers the user to the closest Igbo synonyms for English words. With a helpful introduction and appendices, this volume will be a primary reference work for both native and non-native users of the Igbo language.
Igbo-English English-Igbo Dictionary and Phrasebook
Igbo-English English-Igbo Dictionary and Phrasebook
Paperback      ISBN: 0781806615
Offers five thousand vocabulary entries arranged in thirty-four sections dealing with aspects of daily life.