Hausa language textbook

Hausa language textbook: Hausar Yau da Kullum

by Prof. Will Leben of Stanford University

Hausar Yau Kullum (Part 1)

Hausar Yau Kullum (Part 2)

Will Leben

Will Leben is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1972 and still teaches the occasional course. After field work in Niger and Nigeria, he wrote and collaborated on many articles on African languages and several textbooks on Hausa. He and Brett Kessler recently completed a new edition of Introduction to the Languages of the World for Oxford University Press.

With a team he and Firmin Ahoua directed, Leben has published two works on the Kwa languages of Côte d’Ivoire, Morphophonologie des langues kwa de Côte d’Ivoire and Contes et textes documentaires kwa de Côte d’Ivoire. He is a recipient of a Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford and is an Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite Ivoirien.