Khoisan Languages and Linguistics

ISBN 978-3-89645-150-7

Khoisan Languages and Linguistics

Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium, January 8–12, 2006, Riezlern/Kleinwalsertal

Edited by: Sonja Ermisch. With contributions by: Matthias Brenzinger, Andrew Chebanne, Helen Eaton, Edward D. Elderkin, Mats Exter, Wilfrid H.G. Haacke, Henry J. Honken †, Roland Kießling, Christa König, Patricia Lepekoane, K.C. Monaka, Christfried Naumann, Akira Takada. Series edited by: Rainer Voßen.

Series: Research in Khoisan Studies Volume 22

2008
322 pp.
1 b/w photo, 1 coloured map, 4 b/w maps, 7 colour oscillograms, 26 figures, numerous charts and tables
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
580 g
Paperback
€ 39.80

In January 2006, Bernd Heine (University of Cologne) and Rainer Vossen (Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main) organised the Second International Symposium on Khoisan Languages and Linugistics in Riezlern/Kleinwalsertal, Austria. About thirty international researchers attended the meeting which was dedicated to the late Pastor Eliphas Eiseb (1918–2005), co-author of the renowned Khoekhoegowab Dictionary (published in 2002). 27 papers were presented on various aspects of Khoisan linguistics.

However, the proceedings which are now being published as a result of the symposium do not include all the contributions, but a selection of papers which touch upon problems of Khoisan phonology (Exter), tonology (Elderkin, Haacke, Honken, Naumann), morpho-syntax (Chebanne, Eaton, Kiessling, König), sociolinguistics (Monaka & Lepekoane) and ethnolinguistics (Takada) as well as cognitive linguistics (Brenzinger).

CONTENTS

Preface

In memoriam – Pastor Eliphas Eiseb (1918–2005)

Matthias Brenzinger:
Conceptual strategies of orientation among Khwe – From sunrise/sunset bisections to a left/right opposition

Andrew Chebanne:
Person, gender and number markings in Eastern Kalahari Khoe – Existence or traces?

Helen Eaton:
Object marking and aspect in Sandawe

Edward D. Elderkin:
Proto-Khoe tones in Western Kalahari

Mats Exter:
Proposed feature representations for clicks – An overview

Wilfrid H.G. Haacke:
Tonogenesis in flagrante – Tonal depression in Khoekhoegowab, Hai||om, ǂAkhoe and Naro

Henry Honken:
The split tones in Central Khoesan

Roland Kießling:
Noun Classification in !Xoon

Christa König:
Topic in !Xun

K.C. Monaka / Patricia Lepekoane:
How the !Xóõ became the Balala – Socio-economic and linguistic factors considered

Christfried Naumann:
High and low tone in Taa ǂaan (!Xóõ)

Akira Takada:
Kinship and naming among the Ekoka !Xun



The proceedings volumes of previous Khoisan conferences as well as of the ones held in Riezlern in 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2014 have been published in the same series, see the following links:


Accompanying material:

Reviews

The presentation of the articles published in the volume under discussion testifies to an enormous progress in the study of the Khoisan languages and cultures, and points to some lacunae which should be fulfilled in the forthcoming studies.

Stanislaw Pilaszewicz in Hemispheres, 24/2009, pp. 165-167

The collection makes a wealth of data available due to the wonderfully detailed descriptions of many of the authors. Also the papers highlight some of the areas in which a lot of work still needs to be done in the field of Khoisan languages.

Gertie Hoymann in Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, 31/1, 2010, pp. 120-122

« backPrint version[top]
Back
 
© 2016 by Rüdiger Köppe Verlag