Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig (ed.): Language Contact, Language Change and History Based on Language Sources in Africa [PDF]


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385 pp.
1 colour photo, 2 b/w photos, 9 colour maps, 8 b/w maps, 10 colour figures, 22 b/w figures, 37 tables, index

Text language: English



Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig / Frank Seidel / Marc Seifert:
Language Contact, Language Change and History Based on Language Sources in Africa

Roger Blench:
Was there an Interchange between Cushitic Pastoralists and Khoesan Speakers in the Prehistory of Southern Africa and how Can this be Detected?

Koen Bostoen:
Semantic Vagueness and Cross-linguistic Lexical Fragmentation in Bantu – Impeding Factors for Linguistic Palaeontology

Inge Brinkman:
Writing, Oral Traditions and the Construction of Ethnic Identities

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal:
Esoterogeny and Localist Strategies in a Nuba Mountain Community

Axel Fleisch:
Language History in SE Angola – The Ngangela-Nyemba Dialect Cluster

Wilfrid H.G. Haacke:
Crossing the Linguistic Divide between Namibian Khoekhoe and Kalahari Khoe – Possible Directions for Future Research

Eileen Kose:
A Sketch of Pre-Colonial Metalworking in Northern Namibia and Southern Angola

Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig:
Historiography on the Basis of Contemporary Linguistic Data – The Herero Case

Robert Nicolaï:
Language Contact, Areality, and History – The Songhay Question Revisited

Henning Schreiber:
Social Networks, Linguistic Variation and Micro Change in an African Context – A Case Study in the Borderland of Mali and Burkina Faso

Frank Seidel:
Layered Language Genesis in the ‘Catch Basin’ of the Linyanti and Okavango Swamps – The Case of Yeyi

Marc Seifert:
Folktales as a Source for Historical Traces – The Reintroduction of Iron Working along the Central Kavango

Anne Storch:
Cultured Contact – Ritualisation and Semantics in Jukun

General Bibliography

Index of Languages and Subjects