1 b/w photo, 1 coloured map, 4 b/w maps, 7 colour oscillograms, 26 figures, numerous charts and tables
Text language: English
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).
In memoriam – Pastor Eliphas Eiseb (1918–2005)
Conceptual strategies of orientation among Khwe – From sunrise/sunset bisections to a left/right opposition
Person, gender and number markings in Eastern Kalahari Khoe – Existence or traces?
Object marking and aspect in Sandawe
Edward D. Elderkin:
Proto-Khoe tones in Western Kalahari
Proposed feature representations for clicks – An overview
Wilfrid H.G. Haacke:
Tonogenesis in flagrante – Tonal depression in Khoekhoegowab, Hai||om, ǂAkhoe and Naro
The split tones in Central Khoesan
Noun Classification in !Xoon
Topic in !Xun
K.C. Monaka / Patricia Lepekoane:
How the !Xóõ became the Balala – Socio-economic and linguistic factors considered
High and low tone in Taa ǂaan (!Xóõ)
Kinship and naming among the Ekoka !Xun