Ecriture et Standardisation des Langues Gabonaises
CITATION: Hubert, J. & Mavoungou, P.A. (eds.). 2010. Ecriture et Standardisation des Langues Gabonaises. Stellenbosch: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA. doi:10.18820/9781920109325.
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Ecriture et Standardisation des Langues Gabonaises addresses the language situation in Gabon, which is reflective of the state of many African languages in general. Specific issues discussed include the alphabet and writing, orthography, challenges faced in terms of the standardisation of Gabonese languages, phonology, as well as graphic representation. It enriches the debate on the development of minority languages and cultures which run the risk of extinction without an established system of writing these languages in terms of alphabet and phonetics.