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Title Beyond 'Khoisan' : historical relations in the Kalahari basin / edited by Tom Güldemann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig), Anne-Maria Fehn (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig)
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 331 pages) : illustrations
Series Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science, Series IV ; volume 330
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory ; v. 330.
Contents Introduction: 'Khoisan' linguistic classification today / Tom Güldemann -- Part I. Cross-areal perspectives. Molecular anthropological perspectives on the Kalahari Basin area / Brigitte Pakendorf ; Khoisan sibling terminologies in historical perspective: A combined anthropological, linguistic and phylogenetic comparative approach / Gertrud Boden, Tom Güldemann and Fiona M. Jordan ; Clicks, prosodies and Khoisan / Edward D. Elderkin -- Part II. The Khoe-Kwadi family. Verb serialisation in northern dialects of Khoekhoegowab: Convergence or divergence? / Wilfrid Haacke ; Areal and inherited aspects of compound verbs in Khoekhoe / Christian J. Rapold -- Part III. The Kx̕a family. Demonstrative and relative constructions in Ju: A diachronic account / Florian Lionnet ; N!aqriaxe (♯̕ Amkoe) spatial terms from a genealogical and areal perspective / Linda Gerlach and Falko Berthold ; ♯̕ Amkoe body part terminology in comparative perspective / Bonny Sands and Henry Honken -- Part IV. The Tuu family. The Lower Nossob varieties of Tuu:!Ui, Taa or neither? / Tom Güldemann ; Towards a genealogical classification of Taa dialects Christfried Naumann
Summary "This paper briefly summarises the current state of research on the classification of Taa. It suggests a genealogical (historical) classification based on the evidence of grammatical and phonological features in the data from 20 varieties. The split between West!Xoon of Namibia and the remaining varieties is argued to be historically deeper than the division between western dialects and eastern dialects identified by Traill (1974b, 1985). The resulting tree suggests a scenario whereby Taa would have spread from west to east."--Provided by publisher
Notes In the 505, the diacritic ♯ is used in place of the appropriate diacritic, which is the equivalent of the subfield code marker
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-323) and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from e-book title screen (EBL platform, viewed February 29, 2016)
Subject Khoisan languages.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- African Languages.
Khoisan languages
Form Electronic book
Author Güldemann, Tom, editor
Fehn, Anne-Maria, editor.
ISBN 9789027269928