publication . Article . 2010

Lexicography in Gabon: A Survey

P.A. Mavoungou; B. Nyangone Assam;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Feb 2010
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
This paper traces the historical development of lexicography in Gabon. Gabon, like most African countries, is multilingual. The recent inventories of languages spoken in Gabon are those established by Jacquot (1978) and Kwenzi-Mikala (1998). According to Kwenzi-Mikala (1997), there are 62 speech forms divided into 10 language groups or language-units in Gabon. These speech forms co-exist with French, the official language. In fact, in article 2 of paragraph 8 of the revised Constitution of 1994 the following can be read: "The Gabonese Republic adopts French as the official language. Furthermore, she endeavours to protect and promote the national languages." This...
Subjects
free text keywords: Linguistics and Language, Language and Linguistics, SPEECH FORMS, LANGUAGE GROUP(S), LEXICOGRAPHIC NEEDS, LEXICOGRAPHIC WORKS, DICTIONARY BASE, METALEXICOGRAPHY, LEXICOGRAPHIC TRAINING, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091, Languages and literature of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania, PL1-8844, Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages, PD1-7159, ddc:000, Linguistics, Lexicography, Colonialism, Constitution, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Official language, Paragraph, Language group, Computer science, Gabonese Republic, location.country, location, Language policy
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