A Grammar of Kenya Luo (Dholuo)
Author: Archibald N. Tucker †. Edited by: Chet Creider. In collaboration with: E.D. Jakeyo Ang’ina, T. Okelo Odongo, J.N. Olum Oludhe. Series edited by: M. Lionel Bender †, Franz Rottland †.
Series: Nilo-Saharan Volume 81994
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
The Luo language (Dholuo) stands at the extreme southern end of the extensive linguistic unit known as Nilotic languages. With about 3 million speakers, Luo is one of the most important Kenyan languages.
In the same series, you will find a compact grammar following the model of the Functional Grammar, see the link below:
The publication of Tucker’s A Grammar of Kenya Luo (Dholuo) is a welcome event. GKL is the first detailed reference grammar of the language, commonly referred to these days as Dholuo. GKL’s publication came fourteen years after the author’s death. Tucker worked on the grammar, on and off, for two decades, but did not live to see it in publishable form. Chet Creider undertook the ardous task of getting the complex manuscript into a form suitable for publication, and for this he is to be congratulated since the result is a work that will be of considerable interest to specialists on Dholuo and Nilotic languages. [...] For non-specialists, its utility will depend on the degree to which users are willing to spend time working out answers to questions themselves from the great fund of illustrative material.
Michael Noonan in Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, 19-2/1998, pp. 181–183
Mechthild Reh in Afrika und Übersee, 78/1995, pp. 299–301
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