The modern use of Arabic script for African languages
Posted by useibert on Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Some work on the modern use of Arabic script for African languages (especially Hausa) has appeared recently:
- Andy Warren-Rothlin, ‘Script Choice, Politics, and Bible Agencies in West Africa’, The Bible Translator: Technical Papers 60.1, 50-66.
- Andy Warren-Rothlin, ‘Arabic script in modern Nigeria’, in Roger Blench and Stuart McGill (eds), Advances in Minority Language Research in Nigeria Vol. 1 (Kay Williamson Educational Foundation African languages monographs 5; Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2012) 105-21. (For the full volume, see http://www.koeppe.de/titel_details.php?id=632)
Further broader work in this field is also expected later this year in a Brill volume on The Arabic Script in Africa, edited by Meikal Mumin and Kees Versteegh.