In the Youtube video above Mark Penrith interviews Dr Kevin Roy discussing the missionary Clement Doke’s long and varied life through which he firmly implanted his footprints on the mission-field, the field of African research, the field of liguistics (world-wide), the church of the living God and among his devoted family and wide circle of friends.
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Clement Martyn Doke (16 May 1893 in Bristol, United Kingdom – 24 February 1980 in East London, South Africa) was a South African linguist working mainly on African languages. Realizing that the grammatical structures of Bantu languages are quite different from those of European languages, he was one of the first African linguists of his time to abandon the Euro-centric approach to Language description for a more locally grounded one. A most prolific writer, he published a string of grammars, several dictionaries, comparative work, and a history of Bantu linguistics. You can find out more about him on Wikipedia
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