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Wed Sep 29 2004

Books: Language Description/Lexicography/Boko: Jones

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Message 1: Boko Dictionary: Jones

Date: 22-Sep-2004
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Boko Dictionary: Jones


Title: Boko Dictionary 
 Series Title: Languages of the World/Dictionaries 24  
 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Lincom GmbH
        http://www.lincom-europa.com
 
 Author: Ross Jones 
 
 Paperback: ISBN: 389586627X Pages: 325 Price: 72 (Europe EURO)
 
 
 Abstract:
 
 The Boko-English, English-Boko dictionary was compiled by the author
 over a period of 35 years, half of which time he lived among the Boko 
 people in Benin Republic. It forms a trilogy together with the
 simultaneously published Bokobaru and Busa dictionaries. This cluster 
 of languages, of which the grammar was published in 1998 by Lincom
 Europa, belongs to the Eastern subdivision of the Mande language
 family.
 
 The database is root based, so that any word that begins with a
 lexeme root will appear as a subentry under that lexeme. The 7000
 head and subwords written in Boko orthography are followed by
 phonetic representations, including tones and variants, a part of
 speech label and glosses in English and French. Sentences in the
 vernacular illustrate the use of the words, followed by a translation 
 into English.
 
 Etymology, synonyms and variants are given as appropriate, with the
 etymology showing significant historical borrowing from Dendi.
 Comparison of Boko words with the equivalent words in the Bokobaru
 and Busa dictionaries illustrates consonant weakening, elision and
 significant changes in the tone systems. 
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Language Description; Lexicography 
 Subject Language(s): Boko (Language Code: BQC) 
 
 Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)
 
 See this book announcement on our website: 
 http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=11577

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