Dictionaries An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography

Blavier, A. (1958): Dictionnaire/woordenboek: lingalafrançaisnéerlandais, françaislingalanéerlandais, ... Fehderau, H. W. (1992): Dictionnaire Kituba (Kikongo Ya Leta)AnglaisFrançais et Vocabulaire FrançaisKituba. Kinshasa.

Dictionaries  An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography

The basis for this additional volume are the three volumes of the handbooks Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (HSK 5.1–5.3), published between 1989 and 1991. An updating has been perceived as an important desideratum for a considerable time. In the present Supplementary Volume the premises and subjects of HSK 5.1–5.3 are complemented by new articles that take account of the practice-internal and theoretical developments of the last 15 years. Special attention has been given to the following topics: the status and function of lexicographic reference works, the history of lexicography, the theory of lexicography, lexicographic processes, lexicographic training and lexicographic institutions, new metalexicographic methods, electronic and, especially, computer-assisted lexicography.

Voice of the Leopard

Dictionnaire Kituba (kikongo ya leta)–Anglais– ançais et Vocabulaire FrançaisKituba. Kinshasa: Editions Cedi. Fermoselle, Rafael. 1974. Política y color en Cuba: la guerrita de 1912. Montevideo: Ediciones Géminis.

Voice of the Leopard

In Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba, Ivor L. Miller shows how African migrants and their political fraternities played a formative role in the history of Cuba. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, no large kingdoms controlled Nigeria and Cameroon's multilingual Cross River basin. Instead, each settlement had its own lodge of the initiation society called Ékpè, or "leopard," which was the highest indigenous authority. Ékpè lodges ruled local communities while also managing regional and long-distance trade. Cross River Africans, enslaved and forcibly brought to colonial Cuba, reorganized their Ékpè clubs covertly in Havana and Matanzas into a mutual-aid society called Abakuá, which became foundational to Cuba's urban life and music. Miller's extensive fieldwork in Cuba and West Africa documents ritual languages and practices that survived the Middle Passage and evolved into a unifying charter for transplanted slaves and their successors. To gain deeper understanding of the material, Miller underwent Ékpè initiation rites in Nigeria after ten years' collaboration with Abakuá initiates in Cuba and the United States. He argues that Cuban music, art, and even politics rely on complexities of these African-inspired codes of conduct and leadership. Voice of the Leopard is an unprecedented tracing of an African title-society to its Caribbean incarnation, which has deeply influenced Cuba's creative energy and popular consciousness. This book is sponsored by a grant from the InterAmericas(r)/Society of Arts and Letters of the Americas, a program of the Reed Foundation.

The Bantu Bibliography

The Bantu Bibliography


Topics in African Linguistics

Fehderau, W. Harold. 1966. The origin and development of kituba, lingua franca kikongo. Thèse de doctorat (PhD), Cornell University. ------ --.1969. Dictionnaire kikongo (ya leta)-anglais-français. Kinshasa: Leco. Gouffe, Claude. 1975.

Topics in African Linguistics

The 16 papers in this volume are revised versions of papers presented at the conference; they represent the state of the art in various subfields of African linguistics into which the book is organized: (1) morphosyntax, (2) semantics, (3) phonology, and (4) language contact. The last part covers topics such as code-switching and mixing, pidginization/creolization, and language planning.The papers in Part I: Morphosyntax focus particularly on the verb and verb phrase in a variety of Niger-Congo languages, discussing several aspects of the verb morphology. The specific languages discussed include Kinande, Kilega, Kinyarwanda (Larry Hyman), Kikongo-Kituba (M. Ngalasso), Duala (E. Bilao), Yoruba (S.A. Lawal), Ewe (A.S. Allen), and Gbaya 'Bodoe (P. Roulon-Doko). The papers in Part II: Semantics discuss foundational questions regarding the proper/common noun distinction in two geographically very distant African languages, Gborbo Krahn (Janet Bing) in the west and Luo (Ben G. Blount) in the east, which follow yet very similar principles. And, despite differences in the titles, the papers on Kivunjo (Lioba Moshi) and Emai (Schaefer and Egbokhare) address the question of the semantic basis for assigning property concepts to different lexical categories. There are two papers in Part III: Phonology, which are mostly on the prosodic features of Chiyao (Al Mtenje) and Manding (J. Tourville). In Part IV: Language Contact, Eyamba Bokamba's and C. Meyers-Scotton's papers discuss speech variation and mostly formal constraints associated with them, while Helma Pasch compares segmental features of Sango and Yakoma in the Central African Republic to determine whether the former is a creole. Edmun Richmond focuses on the choice of national official language in sub-Saharan Africa. Except for Pasch all of them cover several languages and geographical areas.

Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication

... The development of Kituba . ' 1969. Dictionnaire Kikongo ( ya leta ) , anglais , français . Kinshasa : Éditions LECB ; now sold by Éditions Cedi . 328 p . mimeo . 135 . The work was ready in MS in 1963. “ This dictionary is an ...

Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication


Cuba and Its Music

Dictionnaire Kituba (Kikongo ya leta)—Anglais-Français. Editions Cedi, Kinshasa. Fernández, Claudia, and Andrew Paxman. 2000. El tigre: Emilio Azcárraga y su imperio televisa. Editorial Grijalbo, Chapultepec. Fernández, Enrique. 1950.

Cuba and Its Music

This entertaining history of Cuba and its music begins with the collision of Spain and Africa and continues through the era of Miguelito Valdes, Arsenio Rodriguez, Benny More, and Perez Prado. It offers a behind-the-scenes examination of music from a Cuban point of view, unearthing surprising, provocative connections and making the case that Cuba was fundamental to the evolution of music in the New World. The ways in which the music of black slaves transformed 16th-century Europe, how the "claves" appeared, and how Cuban music influenced ragtime, jazz, and rhythm and blues are revealed. Music lovers will follow this journey from Andalucia, the Congo, the Calabar, Dahomey, and Yorubaland via Cuba to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saint-Domingue, New Orleans, New York, and Miami. The music is placed in a historical context that considers the complexities of the slave trade; Cuba's relationship to the United States; its revolutionary political traditions; the music of Santeria, Palo, Abakua, and Vodu; and much more.

Africanist Librarianship in an Era of Change

TIGRINYA English - Tigrigna Dictionary = ' Engelizeña - Tegreña Mazgaba - Qalat , New Delhi : Languages of the World Publications , 1992 , 722 pp . ... Dictionnaire Français - Kikongo ya Leta , Bandundu : CEEBA , 1983 , 276 pp .

Africanist Librarianship in an Era of Change

A review of developments in Africana librarianship during the last fifteen years with a view toward the future.

Studies in the Linguistic Sciences

Kituba in its various forms arose by independent parallel development from local languages , is likewise untenable , ho maintains . ... Another , undoubtedly excellent , source would be Fehderau's Kikongo ( ya Leta ) -francais - anglais ...

Studies in the Linguistic Sciences


The Sacred Language of the Abaku

Dictionnaire Kituba (Kikongo ya Leta): Anglais–Français et vocabulaire Français-Kituba. Kinshasa: Éditions Cedi. Fernández Martínez, Carole, Jesús Gómez Cairo, Osmani Pedro Ibarra Ortiz, and Yasnay Perdomo Roche. 2013.

The Sacred Language of the Abaku

In 1988, Lydia Cabrera (1899–1991) published La lengua sagrada de los Ñáñigos, an Abakuá phrasebook that is to this day the largest work available on any African diaspora community in the Americas. In the early 1800s in Cuba, enslaved Africans from the Cross River region of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon created Abakuá societies for protection and mutual aid. Abakuá rites reenact mythic legends of the institution’s history in Africa, using dance, chants, drumming, symbolic writing, herbs, domestic animals, and masked performers to represent African ancestors. Criminalized and scorned in the colonial era, Abakuá members were at the same time contributing to the creation of a unique Cuban culture, including rumba music, now considered a national treasure. Translated for the first time into English, Cabrera’s lexicon documents phrases vital to the creation of a specific African-derived identity in Cuba and presents the first “insider’s” view of this African heritage. This text presents thoroughly researched commentaries that link hundreds of entries to the context of mythic rites, skilled ritual performance, and the influence of Abakuá in Cuban society and popular music. Generously illustrated with photographs and drawings, the volume includes a new introduction to Cabrera’s writing as well as appendices that situate this important work in Cuba’s history. With the help of living Abakuá specialists in Cuba and the US, Ivor L. Miller and P. González Gómes-Cásseres have translated Cabrera’s Spanish into English for the first time while keeping her meanings and cultivated style intact, opening this seminal work to new audiences and propelling its legacy in African diaspora studies.

Accessions List Eastern and Southern Africa

Accessions List  Eastern and Southern Africa


A Resource Handbook for African Languages

Fehderau , Harold W. 1962 Descriptive Grammar of the Kituba Language : 1 Dialecta ! Survey . ... 1954 Dictionnaire Kituba - Francais . ... 1 : 6 . cenderau , Harold W. 1969 Dictionnaire Kikongo ( Ya Leta ) anzlais - ranca : 5 .

A Resource Handbook for African Languages


Library of Congress Catalogs

C4R68 74-204558 Fehderau , Harold Werner , 1932– The origin and development of Kituba ( lingua franca kikongo ) Kisangani , Congo , Université libre du Congo ... Kikongo ( Ya Leta ) -English - French dictionary by , Harold W. Fehdernu .

Library of Congress Catalogs


Library of Congress Catalog

Library of Congress Catalog

Beginning with 1953, entries for Motion pictures and filmstrips, Music and phonorecords form separate parts of the Library of Congress catalogue. Entries for Maps and atlases were issued separately 1953-1955.

Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies

Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies