oa Lexikos - A Critical Survey of Xhosa Lexicography 1772-1989
|Article Title||A Critical Survey of Xhosa Lexicography 1772-1989|
|© Publisher:||Bureau of the WAT|
|Affiliations||1 African Languages Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown|
|Publication Date||Jan 1992|
|Pages||166 - 177|
|Keyword(s)||contemporary, Criteria, Dictionaries, Evaluation, historical, Lexicography in Africa, Methodology, Needs, Policy, Problems, Scenario, The greater dictionary of Xhosa and Translatability|
ISI Social Science
The article critically surveys the development of dictionary making among the Xhosa. Besides being an analytical commentary on the earlier Xhosa dictionaries, it is also an overdue objective evaluation of The Greater Dictionary of Xhosa currently being compiled at the University of Fort Hare and which promises to be the most definitive Xhosa dictionary this century.
Article metrics loading...