Möhlig / Seidel / Seifert (eds.): Language Contact, Language Change and History Based on Language Sources in Africa [PDF]


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SUGIA Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika 20/2009

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385 pp.
9 colour maps, 8 b/w maps, 1 colour photo, 2 b/w photos, 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

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