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Title:Bamanankan Lexicon
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Bibliographic Citation:Bamba, Moussa. Bamanankan Lexicon LDC2016L01. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2016
Contributor:Bamba, Moussa
Date (W3CDTF):2016
Date Issued (W3CDTF):2016-12-15
Description:*Introduction* Bamanankan Lexicon was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and contains 5,978 entries of the Bamanankan language presented as a Bamanankan-English lexicon and a Bamanankan-French lexicon. It is the third publication in an LDC project to build an electronic dictionary of three Mandekan languages: Mawukakan, Maninkakan and Bamanankan. These are Eastern Manding languages in the Mande Group of the Niger-Congo language family. LDC released a Mawukakan Lexicon (LDC2005L01) in 2005 and a Maninkakan Lexicon (LDC2013L01) in 2013. There are approximately 15 million Bamanankan speakers (four million in Mali, and ten million in the West African region who speak Bamanankan as a second language.) The number of speakers of the different Mandekan dialects is approximately 30 to 40 million, mainly in Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Gambia. Bamanankan is the most studied among the Mandekan languages, due to the fact that it is spoken as a first or second language by at least 80% of the population of Mali and widely as a second or third language in most of West Africa. More information about LDC's work in the languages of West Africa and the challenges those languages present for language resource development can be found here. *Data* This lexicon is presented using a Latin-based transcription system because the Latin alphabet is familiar to the majority of Mandekan language speakers and it is expected to facilitate the work of researchers interested in this resource. The dictionary is provided in two formats, Toolbox and XML. Toolbox is a version of the widely-used SIL Shoebox program adapted to display Unicode. Toolbox can be downloaded for free from this link. The Toolbox files are provided in two fonts, Arial and Doulos SIL. The Arial files should display using the Arial font which is standard on most operating systems. Doulos SIL, available as a free download, is a robust font that should display all characters without issue. Users should launch Toolbox using the *.prj files in the Arial or Doulos_SIL folders. The lexicon is presented in Unicode Normalization Form D, canonical decomposition. This means that all glyphs are divided into as many parts as possible. See the following link for more information on Unicode normalization forms. The XML formatted lexicon was generated by Toolbox and a DTD is included. *Acknowledgement* Meghan Glenn served as an editor for the French and English parts of this Lexicon. *Samples* Please view this xml sample and Toolbox sample. *Updates* None at this time.
Extent:Corpus size: 5264 KB
ISBN: 1-58563-781-5
ISLRN: 830-816-122-814-4
DOI: 10.35111/f3sb-1g43
Language (ISO639):bam
License:LDC User Agreement for Non-Members: https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/ldc-non-members-agreement.pdf
Medium:Distribution: Web Download
Publisher:Linguistic Data Consortium
Publisher (URI):https://www.ldc.upenn.edu
Relation (URI):https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/docs/LDC2016L01
Rights Holder:Portions © 2016 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Subject:Bambara language
Subject (ISO639):bam
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):lexicon


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