In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
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.