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Title:Lemma or no lemma? Dislocation of acronyms in Kiswahili lexicography
Author:Katikiro, Elizus Gordian
Year:2014
Periodical:Kiswahili (ISSN 0856-048X)
Volume:77
Pages:23-40
Language:English
Geographic terms:Tanzania
East Africa
Subjects:Swahili language
dictionaries
Abstract:Acronyms are extensively used in both oral and written Kiswahili in Tanzania. This article examines to what extent acronyms have been included in Kiswahili dictionaries, focusing on the selection, inclusion and arrangement of acronyms in eight general purpose dictionaries. The author found that acronyms are not yet given the same attention as other word categories. He recommends that more studies be conducted to identify the linguistic properties of acronyms. Such studies will guide and motivate lexicographers to include acronyms in their dictionaries. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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