4 Titles

African Language Grammars and Dictionaries


  • Adams Bodomo (Chief Editor, University of Vienna),
  • Firmin Ahoua (University of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

Aims and Scope

African Languages are still among some of the least documented languages in the world. One of the aims of this series is to contribute to rectifying this state of affairs by focusing on the description, analysis, and documentation of languages within the African continent and contact languages within the African Diaspora. A distinctive aspect of this series is that each contribution is either (i) a comprehensive grammar, along with a (bilingual) lexicon as an appendix or (ii) a comprehensive monolingual or bilingual dictionary along with a sketch of the grammar of the language in question as an appendix. In this way different linguists of different specializations and interests, whether they are descriptive, theoretical linguists or lexicographers, would be given the opportunity to make substantial contributions from their particular area of specialization towards documenting, preserving, and revitalizing African languages. As a second aim, even for African languages that are already quite well documented, our editors will recruit scholars well versed in contemporary linguistic theories and descriptive techniques to write newer and updated grammars of these African languages that have existing grammars, dictionaries and other resources.

Proposing a book

PDF with guidelines on how to propose a book for ALGaD


ALGAD has the ISSN 2512-4862



All Books

Cover for Forthcoming: Dagaare-English dictionary Forthcoming: Dagaare-English dictionary
Mark Ali, Scott Grimm, Adams Bodomo (Author)
May 27, 2019
Cover for A grammar of Moloko A grammar of Moloko
Dianne Friesen (Author)
July 11, 2017
Cover for A dictionary and grammatical outline of Chakali A dictionary and grammatical outline of Chakali
Jonathan Brindle (Author)
July 3, 2017
Cover for The Ik language: Dictionary and grammar sketch The Ik language: Dictionary and grammar sketch
Terrill Schrock (Author)
March 6, 2017