n Lexikos - against the background of Shona lexicography

Supplement 1
  • ISSN : 1684-4904



This article considers and analyses (henceforth DRU), a 2007 product of the University of Zimbabwe's African Languages Research Institute (ALRI). It evaluates DRU which is the first terminological dictionary dealing with Shona literary and linguistic terms. Furthermore it traces the compilation process of this dictionary, describing the stages of collection, selection, entry and definition of terms. It also examines the microstructure and the macrostructure of DRU aimed at target users who are both students and teachers in high schools and tertiary institutions offering Shona as a subject or course.

Hierdie artikel beskou en ontleed (voortaan DRU), 'n 2007 produk van die Universiteit van Zimbabwe se African Languages Research Institute (ALRI). Dit beoordeel DRU wat die eerste terminologiese woordeboek is wat Sjona-literêre en linguistiese terme behandel. Verder gaan dit die samestellingsproses na deur die stadiums van versameling, keuse, inskrywing en definiëring van terme te beskryf. Dit ondersoek ook die mikrostruktuur en die makrostruktuur van DRU, gerig op teikengebruikers wat sowel studente as opvoeders in hoërskole en tersiêre instellings is wat Sjona as 'n vak of kursus aanbied.

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