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    University of Virginia
  Dec 18, 2017
Graduate Record 2017-2018

ANTH 7455 - African Languages

An introduction to the linguistic diversity of the African continent, with focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Topics include linguistic structures (sound systems, word-formation, and syntax); the classification of African languages; the use of linguistic data to reconstruct prehistory; language and social identity; verbal art; language policy debates; the rise of “mixed” languages among urban youth. Taught concurrently with ANTH 3455.

Credits: 3