TRENDS IN AFRICAN LINGUISTICS: KINYIRA NJIRA! STEP FIRMLY ON THE PATHWAY!ISBN: 9781592212019
Kiny?ra Nj?ra! Presents 18 peer-reviewed and revised papers from the 31st Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Boston University, March 2-5, 2000. The book’s thematic title—a traditional G?k?y? blessing—echoes the lead essay by Prof. Ng?g? wa Thiong’o, urging African linguistics to move in step with practical development of African languages as part of the decolonization struggle. To that end, the volume includes a state-of-the-art report on the orthography of G?k?y?, reflecting a new alliance of the U?g?, the G?k?y? language committee in Kenya, with linguists from three continents. The core areas of theoretical linguists are also represented in the book: morpho-syntax, phonetics-phonology and semantics-pragmatics.