Kinyĩra Njĩra! Presents 18 peer-reviewed and revised papers from the 31st Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Boston University, March 2-5, 2000. The books thematic titlea traditional Gĩkũyũ blessingechoes the lead essay by Prof. Ngũgĩ wa Thiongo, 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 Gĩkũyũ, reflecting a new alliance of the Uũgĩ, the Gĩkũyũ 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.
- Publisher : Africa World Press (January 1, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1592212018
- ISBN-13 : 978-1592212019
- Item Weight : 11.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.5 x 8.75 inches