Languages of Africa 751

Module code AFT 751
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

The distinction between the terms "African languages" and "Bantu languages". An overview of the various classifications of the languages of Africa, the Bantu languages and the South Eastern Bantu languages. The distribution of these languages. Overview of various theories regarding the possible origin of specifically the Bantu languages. Salient features of the Bantu languages. Overview of the language situation in South Africa.

Module credits 10.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Module presented in English and African Language
Department African Languages
Period of presentation Quarter 2

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