ROBERT GODFREY, lexicography, notes on Xhosa lore and language (1909-1934)

: Opland (J) ed.

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356pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 7, Pietermaritzburg, 2019


A collection of Robert Godfrey's articles to the Blythswood Review. Also includes a collated list of lexical definitions intended for inclusion in a third edition of Albert Kropf's dictionary (1899). Godfrey, a member of staff of the Blythswood Institution, produced a revised and expanded second edition of this dictionary in 1915 and prepared a third edition, which was never published.

Foreword by Pamela Maseko, Professor of Linguistics, University of the Western Cape.

Jeff Opland is retired, lives in Wales, and serves as Visiting Professor in the School of Languages: African Language Studies, at Rhodes University. He has located, assembled, edited and translated numerous Xhosa texts, including works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho, J.W. Wauchope, S.E.K. Mqhayi, W.W. Gqoba, D.L.P. Yali-Manisi, and John Solilo.