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The Resource The story of Swahili, John M. Mugane

The story of Swahili, John M. Mugane

Label
The story of Swahili
Title
The story of Swahili
Statement of responsibility
John M. Mugane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Swahili, or more properly Kiswahili, was once an obscure littoral dialect of an East African Bantu language. Today more than one hundred million people use Swahili, making it one of the few truly international languages: Swahili is to eastern and central Africa what English is to the world. How this came about and why, of all African languages, it happened only to Swahili is the story that John M. Mugane sets out to explore. The remarkable adaptability of Swahili has allowed Africans - and others - to tailor the language to their needs, extending its influence far beyond its place of origin. The Story of Swahili calls for a reevaluation of the widespread but fallacious assumption that cultural superiority, military conquest, and economic dominance determine the prosperity of any given language. The Story of Swahili is about where languages come from, where they are now, and where they are headed, using the success of Swahili as a convenient point of entry. As a language that arose from contact between peoples from diverse cultures, Swahili is an excellent conveyor of the history of communities in eastern and central Africa as well as their associations throughout the Indian Ocean world. It is also a vibrant, living language that continues to adapt to the changing demands of global trade, technology, and communication
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mugane, John M
Dewey number
496/.392
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PL8701
LC item number
.M77 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Africa in world history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swahili language
  • Swahili language
  • Swahili-speaking peoples
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • Swahili language
  • Swahili language
  • Swahili-speaking peoples
  • Swahili
  • Sprachverbreitung
  • Languages & Literatures
  • African Languages & Literatures
Label
The story of Swahili, John M. Mugane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Colonialism and standardization of Swahili, 1850s to the 1960s and beyond
  • Modern Swahili : moving on
  • Swahili in African American life
  • Swahili is for the living
  • Swahili, a language alive
  • Swahili, the complex language of a cosmopolitan people
  • A grand smorgasbord of borrowings and adaptation
  • A classical era : the peak of Swahili prosperity, 1000-1500 CE
  • Consolidation of a popular language, 1500-1850s
  • The women of Swahili
  • The Swahili literary tradition
  • Writing Swahili in Arabic characters
Control code
913214314
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780896804890
Lccn
2015014795
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913214314
Label
The story of Swahili, John M. Mugane
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Colonialism and standardization of Swahili, 1850s to the 1960s and beyond
  • Modern Swahili : moving on
  • Swahili in African American life
  • Swahili is for the living
  • Swahili, a language alive
  • Swahili, the complex language of a cosmopolitan people
  • A grand smorgasbord of borrowings and adaptation
  • A classical era : the peak of Swahili prosperity, 1000-1500 CE
  • Consolidation of a popular language, 1500-1850s
  • The women of Swahili
  • The Swahili literary tradition
  • Writing Swahili in Arabic characters
Control code
913214314
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780896804890
Lccn
2015014795
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913214314

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