Selected Publications


1981 La dérivation et la composition en wolof. Dakar: Centre de Linguistique Appliquée de Dakar (C.L.A.D.), monograph no. 77. 102 p.

1982 Terminologie grammaticale wolof. Dakar: C.L.A.D., monograph no. W19. 46 p. (in cooperation with A. Dialo, A. A. Diaw, and M. Guèye).

1987 Pour un enseignement élémentaire en wolof: Progressions. Dakar: C.L.A.D., monograph no. W29. 102 p. (in cooperation with A. Dialo, A. A. Diaw, and M. Guèye).

1994 Wolof Phonology and Morphology. Lanham: University Press of America. 151p.


1985 Aywa ci Wolof. (A first year Wolof course.) Urbana: University of Illinois, Center for African Studies. 135 p. (main author, in cooperation with M. Sarr).

1998 Africa Interactive Maps. (CD-ROM). UMBC and Redmond, WA. (co-author, first phase; with W. Lamouse-Smith, and J. School).

Articles (refereed)

1985 "Syllable Structure and Suffixation in Wolof." Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 61-91.

1989 "Wolof Syllable Structure: Evidence from a Secret Code." In: J. Powers and K. de Jong, eds., Proceedings of the Fifth Eastern States Conference on Linguistics. The Ohio State University, Columbus. pp. 261-274.

1990 "Reduplication and Prosodic Constituents in Wolof." Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 105-121.

1993 "Senegalese Languages in Education: The First Congress of Wolof." In: J. Fishman, ed. The Earliest Stage of Language Planning: The "First Congress" Phenomenon. The Hague: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 305-320.

1993 "Une nouvelle place pour le français au Sénégal?" The French Review, Vol. 67, No. 2. pp. 276-290.

1995 “African Language Instruction in the United States: Old Challenges, New Ideas.” In: C. Hedgepeth, ed., Proceedings of the First International Conference, African Language Studies in Transition. University of Maryland Eastern Shore. pp. 92-99.

1999 “Cultural and Community Rehabilitation: Challenges for African States on the Eve of the Millenium.” In: Overview of African Development, A Report by OSCAL. New York: United Nations. (in collaboration with R. Serpell, and A. Akkari).

to appear “The Wolof Language.” In: Encyclopedia of the World’s Major Languages. Chester, CT: New England Publishing Associates.

“Social Reality and Perceptions of French in Senegal.” In: Proceedings of the 34th Colloquium of Linguistics. Berlin: Peter Lang.

submitted "The Mora and its Representation in Wolof." (to appear in Studies in African Linguistics).

Article Translated

1992 "Rue Cases-Nègres or the Antilles from the Inside", by A. Ménil. In: M. Cham, ed. Ex-Iles: Essays on Caribbean Cinema. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press. pp. 155-175.

Work Cited

in: Kenstowicz, M. Phonology in Generative Grammar. Cambridge: Blackwell. 1994. pp. 347-359.