The Compilation of a Shona Children's Dictionary: Challenges and Solutions

Peniah Mabaso

Abstract


Abstract: This article outlines the challenges encountered by the African Languages Research Institute (ALRI) team members in the compilation of the monolingual Shona Children's Dictionary. The focus is mainly on the problems met in headword selection. Solutions by the team members when dealing with these problems are also presented.

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SHONA CHILDREN'S DICTIONARY; LOANWORDS; TABOO; HEADWORD SELECTION; SLANG; TONE MARKING; ILLUSTRATIONS; SYNONYMS; VARIANTS

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5788/19-1-183

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