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Title: A Grebo–English Dictionary
Written By: Gordon Innes
Description:

Originally published in 1967, this dictionary of Grebo, one of the Kru
languages spoken in South-west Liberia, will be of value not only to those
who are concerned with using the language, but also to scholars engaged in
comparative studies; the latter will have here a comprehensive and reliable
body of data, presented in an eminently usable form. All the Grebo material
is tone-marked, a point of particular importance in a language which is one
of the few in West Africa that distinguishes four tone-levels.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
Grebo, Central
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521155168
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