Work Description

Title: West African flora and fauna native terminologies Open Access Deposited
Attribute Value
  • Lexical elicitation combined with collection, photography, or inspection of specimens, or failing that based on images and information from manuals and other sources. Many flora insect specimens were determined by specialists in France and elsewhere.
  • This is the flora-fauna lexical material obtained in the course of more general lexical and grammatical fieldwork on languages of central-eastern Mali (Dogon, Songhay, Bangime, Bozo). The spreadsheets in this work, duplicated in xlsx and csv formants, present our flora-fauna lexicons as of early 2019 for many languages of central-eastern Mali, and certain languages of southwestern Burkina Faso. The Malian data is in two spreadsheets (flora, fauna), while the Burkina data is in separate spreadsheets for flora, birds, fish, insects, lizards and snakes, and mammals. Please begin with the “readme” document.
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Funding agency
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
ORSP grant number
  • various
Date coverage
  • 2000 to 2019
Citations to related material
  • Moran, Steven & Forkel, Robert & Heath, Jeffrey (eds.) 2016. Dogon and Bangime Linguistics. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Christfried Naumann & Tom Güldemann & Steven Moran & Guillaume Segerer & Robert Forkel (eds.) 2015. Tsammalex: A lexical database on plants and animals. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Resource type
Last modified
  • 08/21/2019
  • 03/04/2019
To Cite this Work:
Heath, J. (2019). West African flora and fauna native terminologies [Data set]. University of Michigan - Deep Blue.


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