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dc.contributor.authorCivallero, Edgardo
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-06T00:16:10Z
dc.date.available2012-01-06T00:16:10Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.citationCivallero, Edgardo. Improving African Languages Classification: initial investigation and proposal. Extensions & Corrections to the UDC, 32 (2010), pp. 49-56.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0014-5424
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/200649
dc.description.abstractThe importance of languages in the UDC is consistent with the significance of linguistic facets for knowledge organization in general. Languages are the main facet category implicated in processes as crucial as the development of the Linguistics class, the organization of national and regional literatures, the categorization of human ancestries, ethnic groupings and nationalities, and the description of the language in which a document is written. Language numbers are extensively used across the entire UDC scheme, and form the basis for a faceted approach in class structuring and number building. For this reason, Common Auxiliaries of Languages (Table 1c) deserve special attention. Upon the completion of the revision of American indigenous languages (2007-2008), it was evident that other language families would benefit from the same careful examination. The next class we are looking to improve is =4, Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Congo-Kordofanian, Khoisan languages. Thus, in 2009 the author has started a research into indigenous languages of Africa. In this paper, the initial research findings for the improvement of the class =4 are presented.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUDC Consortiumen_US
dc.subjectUDCen_US
dc.subjectclassificationen_US
dc.subjectAfrican languagesen_US
dc.titleImproving African Languages Classification: initial investigation and proposalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUDC Consortiumen_US
dc.identifier.journalExtensions & Corrections to the UDCen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-15T18:14:56Z
html.description.abstractThe importance of languages in the UDC is consistent with the significance of linguistic facets for knowledge organization in general. Languages are the main facet category implicated in processes as crucial as the development of the Linguistics class, the organization of national and regional literatures, the categorization of human ancestries, ethnic groupings and nationalities, and the description of the language in which a document is written. Language numbers are extensively used across the entire UDC scheme, and form the basis for a faceted approach in class structuring and number building. For this reason, Common Auxiliaries of Languages (Table 1c) deserve special attention. Upon the completion of the revision of American indigenous languages (2007-2008), it was evident that other language families would benefit from the same careful examination. The next class we are looking to improve is =4, Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Congo-Kordofanian, Khoisan languages. Thus, in 2009 the author has started a research into indigenous languages of Africa. In this paper, the initial research findings for the improvement of the class =4 are presented.


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