Towards a Comprehensive Dictionary of Gabonese French

  • Paul A. Mavoungou Département des Sciences du Langage, Université Omar Bongo, Libreville, Gabon; Centre de Recherche en Etudes Germaniques et Interculturelles, Université Omar Bongo and Department of Language Education, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Hugues Steve Ndinga-Koumba-Binza Department of Language Education, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
  • Virginie Ompoussa Département des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication, Université Omar Bongo; Département des Sciences du Langage, Université Omar Bongo, Libreville, Gabon and Groupe de Recherche en Langues et Cultures Orales, Université Omar Bongo
  • Blanche Nyingone Assam Department of Foreign Languages, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

Abstract

The present article reports on the conceptualization of the Dictionnaire Général du Français Gabonais. The dictionary project is a first of its kind in Gabonese lexicography. As an out­come of the inception of Gabonese French lexicography, the dictionary project arose from a discus­sion on the definition of Gabonese French, which Gabonese French lexicography should account for. In this article, the project background as well as the interests for the planned dictionary are presented. The article also deals with two key aspects of the dictionary conceptualization plan, i.e., lexicographic processes and the dictionary basis. Keywords: conceptualization plan, dictionary basis, dictionary project, French, Gabon, language appropriation, lexicographic processes
Published
2022-07-11