Reflections on a community-based approach to writing grammars of endangered African languages

  title={Reflections on a community-based approach to writing grammars of endangered African languages},
  author={Pius W. Akumbu},
Increasingly, there have been proposals for grammar writers to take into account the realities and needs of the community in order to produce grammars that can serve the interests of the native speakers (e.g. Kadanya 2006, Rehg 2014). Obviously, a grammar of an endangered language should, among other things, lead to the maintenance and/or revitalization of the language. However, grammars that are comprehensive and clear (Noonan 2007, Payne 2014, Rice 2006), and yet focus on and meet the needs… 
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