ERIC Number: ED393316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Dictionary Making: A Case of Kiswahili Dictionaries.
Mohamed, Mohamed A.
Two Swahili dictionaries and two bilingual dictionaries by the same author (one English-Swahili and one Swahili-English) are evaluated for their form and content, with illustrations offered from each. Aspects examined include: the compilation of headwords, including their meanings with relation to basic and extended meanings; treatment of polysemous words; definitions of headwords; grammatical labelling; use of phonetic symbols; and use of illustrations. It is concluded that all three require major revision in order to incorporate many of the principles of dictionary construction discussed here and to be efficient and effective information sources. Contains 13 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bilingual Dictionaries
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on African Linguistics (26th, Los Angeles, CA, March 24-26, 1995).