Project

Theoretical underpinnings for a user-friendly, corpus-driven, semi-bilingual, digital dictionary of Swahili

Code
01N05518
Duration
01 January 2018 → 31 December 2023
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • African languages
    • Corpus linguistics
    • Lexicography
Keywords
lexicography Swahili corpus linguistics metalexicography African languages Africa Linguistics
 
Project description

The development of a theoretical framework for the compilation of a new type of semi-bilingual, corpus-driven reference work for the Bantu language Swahili is proposed. Outputs include a PhD dissertation and supporting research articles, a new corpus representative of standard Swahili, a proof-of-concept digital Swahili dictionary, as well as increased international visibility for the activities of the BantUGent research group.