Overview of African Languages

Seminar, SWS: 2, lecture number: 40171


Mittwoch, 10-12; U.26 S90, GW I


Gabriele Sommer

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of African languages, their areal distribution, genetic classification, typological/structural properties and sociolinguistic complexities at an advanced level. Students will be equipped with a detailed knowledge of African languages and their classification, structural characteristics and social settings. They will deepen their understanding by putting the academic field into a wider perspective, including different African views and voices.