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Language in Africa

Leverhulme Conference on Universities and the Language Problems of Tropical Africa (1961 London)

Language in Africa

papers of the Leverhulme Conference on Universities and the Language Problems of Tropical Africa, held at University College,Ibadan

by Leverhulme Conference on Universities and the Language Problems of Tropical Africa (1961 London)

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Published by Cambridge U.P .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes 2 contributions in French.

Statementedited by John Spencer.
The Physical Object
Pagination167p.,23cm
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19123616M


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