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Loanwords in Kanuri: A descriptive Analysis

Sheriff Abdullahi Abdulkadir

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ISBN 10: 3639700996 / ISBN 13: 9783639700992
Published by Sps Dez 2013, 2013
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Neuware - A number of books were written on loanwords, but this one is different. Most others talk on how languages borrow from each other: they illustrate concepts and theoretical issues. This book presents an empirical data from historical contacts and shows how a single language- Kanuri borrowed from three different languages- Hausa, Arabic and English. The differentials in loanwords indicate the level of contact and subsequent adaptation. Again this book without bogging down in theoretical details, sound change in Kanuri was illustrated diachronically and synchronically. With these, the book will be welcomed by any student of Arial linguistics, endangered languages and Historical linguistics. 92 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639700992

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Title: Loanwords in Kanuri: A descriptive Analysis

Publisher: Sps Dez 2013

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Taschenbuch

Book Condition:Neu

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A number of books were written on loanwords, but this one is different. Most others talk on how languages borrow from each other: they illustrate concepts and theoretical issues. This book presents an empirical data from historical contacts and shows how a single language- Kanuri borrowed from three different languages- Hausa, Arabic and English. The differentials in loanwords indicate the level of contact and subsequent adaptation. Again this book without bogging down in theoretical details, sound change in Kanuri was illustrated diachronically and synchronically. With these, the book will be welcomed by any student of Arial linguistics, endangered languages and Historical linguistics.

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Dr Sheriff A. Abdullahi B.A, M.A, PhD (General linguistics) University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

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