ISBN 9780195753035
Pages 168
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 1979
Publisher University Press, Nigeria, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Modern Hausa-English Dictionary

edited by Paul Newman

Originally published to meet the need for a practical dictionary both for native Hausa speakers and for those wishing to learn or improve their knowledge of the language, the dictionary has remained in demand since publication. Compiled by the Centre for the Study of Nigerian Languages in Kano as a concise, compact and readily usable tool, the selection of words has been limited to those likely to occur in everyday conversation, books, newspapers and other mass media. It includes a large number of modern words adopted into Hausa. Main entries give spelling and punctuation, variant spellings and cross-references, and special notations for verbs. Grammatical categories, or parts of speech, give verbs and verbal nouns, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions and ideophones. Guidance is also given on definitions and usage.

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About the Editor

Paul Newman

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Paul Newman is regarded as the pre-eminent scholar on the Chadic family as a whole and on the Hausa language in particular, he was a founding editor of the Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, now approaching its 40th year, and a charter member of the advisory board of the online journal Language Documentation & Conservation. His areas of specialization in teaching and research include African languages (especially Hausa), historical linguistics, morphophonology, tone, field methods, lexicography, and language and law.

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