ISBN 9789990887853
Pages 176
Dimensions 254 x 178 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2010
Publisher Kachere Series, Malawi
Format Paperback

A Practical Guide to Understanding Ciyawo

by Ian D. Dicks, Shawn Dollar

A Practical Guide to Understanding Ciyawo has been developed over fourteen years and systematically explains for the novice the important aspects of Ciyawo grammar for effective communication. A practical grammar guide, the instruction is accessible, giving the basics of pronunciation, to building verb tenses, to ways of combining the different elements of the language in order to form sentences.

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About the Authors

Ian D. Dicks

Ian Dicks is an Australian and is married with two children. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia where he is a lecturer in Intercultural Studies. Ian, has lived and worked in the Mangochi District of Malaŵi for 22 years and continues to work as the Senior Editor in the Ciyawo-English Dictionary Project, as well as a language and culture consultant, helping to facilitate others in language and culture acquisition in South Eastern Africa. Ian’s previous publications with the ABC include Wisdom of the Yawo People (2006), A Practical Guide to Understanding Ciyawo (2010), and An African Worldview, The Muslim Amacinga Yawo of Southern Malawi (2012).

Shawn Dollar

Shawn Dollar is an American currently living in Mozambique with his wife and three children. He has lived in a Yawo area for nine years and has worked in development and language consultancy.

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