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By Bernd Heine,Derek Nurse

greater than 40 years in the past it was once validated that the African continent should be divided into 4 specified language households. learn on African languages has consequently been preoccupied with reconstructing and realizing similarities throughout those households. This has intended that an curiosity in other forms of linguistic dating, equivalent to even if structural similarities and dissimilarities between African languages are the results of touch among those languages, hasn't ever been the topic of significant examine. This 2007 booklet exhibits that such similarities throughout African languages are extra universal than is commonly believed. It offers a huge viewpoint on Africa as a linguistic sector, in addition to an research of particular linguistic areas. on the way to have a greater realizing of African languages, their buildings, and their background, additional information on those contact-induced relationships is key to knowing Africa's linguistic geography, and to reconstructing its background and prehistory.

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