Re: Khoisan (was: Basque & Katzner's Languages of the World)
|From:||Matthew Pearson <matthew.pearson@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 19, 2001, 19:40|
--- Boudewijn wrote:
> Incidentally, a colleague of mine at UCLA wrote her dissertation about the historical
> reconstruction of the Khoisan family. On the basis of detailed lexical and
> grammatical comparison, she makes the case that Hadza and Sandawe (which are
> spoken in Tanzania) don't belong to the Khoisan family at all--that they're
> completely unrelated to the Hottentot/Bushman languages of southern Africa.
> Apparently the only reason people thought that Hadza and Sandawe were Khoisan
> languages was the fact that they have click sounds, which are otherwise so
>That sounds like a very interesting work - has it been published?
--- end of quote ---
I don't know. The colleague in question is named Bonnie Sands, and to be honest
I have no idea what ever became of her. She graduated about 3-4 years before I
did, and I haven't heard from her since. I think her dissertation is probably
available for purchase through the UCLA Linguistics Department, but whether she
ever turned it into a 'real' publication I don't know.
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