Linguistic Evidence and African History
What is Historical Linguistics?
What are Language Universals.
Discover more about Language Families.
Comparative Method for Languages
Discover more about the Comparative Method for Languages.
Tree Model for Languages
Discover more about the Tree Model for Languages.
Noun Class System
Discover more about Noun Class Systems.
A brief biography of the American linguist, Morris Swadesh.
Find out more about the Swadesh list and what words are used in its application to the study of Glottochronology?
The historical linguist, Malcolm Guthrie, was professor of Bantu languages and head of the African Department (1952-1970) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Part 2 of the biography of the historical linguist Malcolm Guthrie: Marking his Mark
Guthrie's Classification of Bantu Languages -- Geographical Distribution
Map showing Guthrie's geographical distribution of Bantu languages in Africa.
Joseph H Greenberg
A biography of the American linguist who created a unified classification system for African languages.
Find out more about the mathematical system used to study historical linguistics.
Find out more about Glottochronology, a system of analysis used in the study of historical linguistics.
Kordofanian Language Family
The Kordofanian language Family is a branch of the Niger-Congo family.