A considerable amount of data has been collected in the past eight years. A small ALLEX library cum archive comprising audiotapes from field research, transcriptions of the taped materials, book, journals and technical reports was built.
Large electronic Shona and Ndebele corpora were also built for use in various researches especially lexicographic work. The first general Shona monolingual dictionary was published in 1996. Also, large electronic databases for use in dictionary making were built.
The ALLEX Project had to be transformed into a permanent institute to add research units for other languages of Zimbabwe other than Shona and Ndebele, which are the national indigenous languages of the country. The new institute was established as the African Languages Research Institute (ALRI). The main focus of ALRI is language research and development
Appropriate Use Policy
You are reminded that the Copyright Act applies to the whole University of Zimbabwe Library collection. The usage of materials/ information retrieved from the Digital Library Collection by users from the University of Zimbabwe must abide by the conditions set out in the Copyright Act.
These materials can be used for academic research, learning and teaching purposes only for yourself. Under no circumstances should the data be disseminated to another person or used for commercial purposes.
Violation of the Copyright Act is an offence in Zimbabwe and the use of University of Zimbabwe Library facilities for illegal copying is a violation of University of Zimbabwe Library rules and regulations. The University takes a serious view of copyright infringement. Anyone found violating the Copyright Act may face disciplinary action.
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