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Mon Feb 28 2011

Books: Language Documentation/Lexicography: Robinson

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        1.     Joyce Reid , Dictionary of the Hausa Language: Robinson

Message 1: Dictionary of the Hausa Language: Robinson
Date: 25-Feb-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Dictionary of the Hausa Language: Robinson
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Title: Dictionary of the Hausa Language
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Charles Henry Robinson
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108016728 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108016728 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 35.99
Abstract:

Hausa is an African language originating in Niger and northern Nigeria and
spoken widely in West and Central Africa as a lingua franca. Charles Henry
Robinson (1861-1925) was the first student of the short-lived Hausa
Association, formed in 1891 to promote the study of the Hausa Language and
people. The Association sponsored Robinson to stay in northern Nigeria from
1894 to 1895 to gain more experience in the language. On his return Robinson
published an anthology of Hausa texts in 1896 and a Hausa grammar in 1897 as
well as this two-volume dictionary in 1899. His efforts contributed greatly to
Western knowledge of the language despite criticisms of his relatively short
experience of Hausa-speaking communities. Volume 1 is a Hausa-English
dictionary. The version reissued here is the 1925 fourth edition, for which the
Hausa-English dictionary was re-written and expanded.

Preface;

Hausa-English dictionary.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Lexicography

Subject Language(s): Hausa (hau)

Written In: English (eng )

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