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New Course Supplement 2016


AAAS 87.11 Language in Africa

Africa: home to around 2000 of the world’s 7000 languages, yet ask an average person on the street to name five African languages and they may be hard-pressed to do so. This course explores the languages of Africa from a historical, linguistic, and cultural standpoint, including the migration and diffusion of different language groups across the continent, similarities and differences in linguistic structure between African languages, the amazing complexity of the Khoisan languages (best known for their use of clicks), the effects of colonialism on language, writing systems, and many other topics.

Distributive and/or World Culture

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