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FYI: Announcing a New African Linguistics Bibliography


Author: Paul Newman

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: The ''Online Bibliography of Chadic and Hausa Linguistics'', compiled by
Professor Paul Newman of Indiana University, is a comprehensive, open
access bibliography containing more than 2500 entries. The initial edition
(Version 01) is now available as a searchable pdf file on the website of
DEVA, Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth (http://deva-
research.uni-bayreuth.de). To access the bibliography, find the baobab
tree thumbnail at the bottom of the page and click on the Chadic Hausa
link. Scholars using the bibliography will have the opportunity to contribute
to its completeness and accuracy by submitting additions and corrections
to be incorporated in subsequent editions.

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