INTRODUCTION AND APPEAL FOR DONATION OF MATERIALS
The Department of African Languages at Maseno University was started in 1995 with the objective of training students in the linguistic analysis of indigenous languages, literatures and histories of Kenyan peoples. Before then no Kenyan university had mounted any programmes on indigenous Kenyan languages and literatures apart from Kiswahili. Currently, the Department offers courses in linguistics, literature and history of Dholuo, Kalenjin, Ekegusii and Luluyia. The first two are Nilotic languages while the other two are Bantu languages.
Early in 2002 the Department
hosted the First Nilotic Languages Workshop, which to us was a good
beginning, especially as the University is in the advanced stages of starting
A donation of an old or extra book, research reports, an advance book pull-out, an unpublished paper, conference proceedings, an old or current journal - any material on general linguistics, African languages or literatures, and particularly on languages of Kenya will be highly appreciated. You can send your donation to:
Chair, Department of African LanguagesAlready, we have had some donations from fellow linguists which have come in form of personal donations of books, copies of theses, book excerpts, unpublished papers and for these we are very grateful, especially because they have given us an encouragingly good start.
P.O. Box 333
Maseno, KENYA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Owen MCOnyango, Chair
Department of African Languages
Maseno University, Kenya
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