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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 > rare. >
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. Matt. Matthew Pearson Department of Linguistics Reed College 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland, OR 97202 503 771 1112 x 7618


Boudewijn Rempt <boud@...>