Sonja Ermisch (ed.): Khoisan Languages and Linguistics – Proceedings of the 2nd Int. Symposium 2006 [PDF]


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

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322 pp.
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)

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