Toward transcultural training in phonological processes for Bantu language mother tongue translators
By Dr. Bill Gardner
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Hundreds of languages in Africa are still unwritten or do not yet have Biblical literature translated into them. Many of these belong to the linguistically similar family of Bantu languages which covers most of central, eastern and southern Africa. To help meet this need, translation degree programs for training Africans in linguistics have been developed in several countries across Africa. However, these programs have largely been adapted from Western training programs. For many African students, this formal training has not adequately prepared them for working in their own languages, in particular in analyzing and representing orthographically phonological processes, especially those which neutralize the distinctions between sounds.
This is a peer reviewed Book
Publisher: SIL International