ERIC Number: ED024938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Igbo: A Learner's Dictionary.
Welmers, Beatrice F.; Welmers, William E.
This two-part Igbo/English-English/Igbo dictionary has been prepared primarily for speakers of English who have acquired at least a minimum of competence in speaking Igbo, and a knowledge of the major structural patterns. The variety of Igbo represented is referred to by the authors as "compromise Igbo" and is based on the speech of numerous individuals from a variety of areas. This is an attempt to conform to what is usually designated as "Central Igbo" and to record the forms and usages most widely understood and uttered throughout Owerri and Umuahia Provinces. Care has been taken to avoid as much as possible extreme localisms in vocabulary or form. The spelling used is closely similar to the officially accepted "standard" orthography; the transcription includes a full marking of the tones. (AMM)
African Studies Center, University of California, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 ($6.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles.; Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. African Studies Center.