Considering a lexicographic plan for Gabon within the Gabonese language landscape

  • This article raises a number of questions that should be dealt with in drawing up a lexicographic plan for Gabon. For which of the Gabonese languages should lexicographic units be established? This question entrains the issue of inventorying the Gabonese languages and their standardization as well as the issue of language planning for Gabon. What is the status of those foreign languages widely spoken in Gabon? What about French? Should Gabon keep importing its French dictionaries from France, or should the Gabonese compile their own French dictionaries, including French words and expressions exclusively used in Gabon? Finally, after trying to answer these questions, a number of suggestions are made for the establishment of a lexicographic plan for Gabon.

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Author:Hugues Steve Ndinga-Koumba-Binza
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2009/04/20
Year of first Publication:2009
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/04/20
Source:Lexikos 15 (AFRILEX-reeks/series 15: 2005): 132-150;
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 49 Andere Sprachen / 490 Andere Sprachen
Sammlungen:Afrika s├╝dlich der Sahara
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht