Lexique Pove–Français/Français–Pove, Mickala Manfoumbi: A Second Review

TitleLexique Pove–Français/Français–Pove, Mickala Manfoumbi: A Second Review
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsNdinga-Koumba-Binza, Hugues Steve
Journal TitleLexikos
Journal Date2006
ISBN Number0-9584971-3-3
KeywordsDictionary, French, Gabonese languages, Gabonese lexicography, Gabonese linguistics, Lexicon, Pove

This article is a follow-up to a review of the Lexique Pove–Français/Français–Pove (Mickala Manfoumbi 2004) by Mavoungou (2005). Apart from reservations on purely lexico-graphical issues, the work of Mickala Manfoumbi gives rise to interesting questions which exceed the limited field of metalexicography. These relate to matters such as the context of publication, the format structure, as well as the positioning of the publication within the strategic planning of Gabonese lexicography. These questions lead to the placing of the Pove lexicon within the frame-work of Gabonese linguistics as well as the emerging Gabonese lexicography. This article aims at supplementing the review by Mavoungou (2005) concerning these matters.