Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

07.12. Afrikalinguistisches Kolloquium: A grammatical sketch of ǂHuan (Taa, Tuu) (Auer)

"A grammatical sketch of ǂHuan (Taa, Tuu)" - Vortrag von Daniel Auer (HU Berlin, Master-Verteidigung) im Rahmen des (digitalen) Afrikalinguistischen Kolloquiums
  • Wann 07.12.2021 von 16:15 bis 17:45
  • Wo Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Invalidenstr. 118, Raum 410 & Zoom-Übertragung
  • Name des Kontakts Christfried Naumann (christfried.naumann (AT), bitte kontaktieren bzgl. Zugangsinformationen per Zoom)
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Taa (also known as !Xoon) is the last vital language of the Tuu family with a few thousand speakers in eastern Namibia and south-western Botswana. ǂHuan is the southernmost Taa dialect (cf. Naumann 2014), located in south-central Botswana, east of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and north of the South African border. Initially, the thesis describes the sociolinguistic and classificatory background of Taa and ǂHuan as well as the metadata on the utilized material. The linguistic analysis constitutes the main part which focuses on nouns, verbs and the clause-level. The talk will contain a general summary of the thesis and a discussion of the critique that has been brought up by the reviewers.


Naumann, Christfried. 2014. Towards a genealogical classification of Taa dialects. In Tom Güldemann and Anne-Maria Fehn (eds.), Beyond 'Khoisan': Historical relations in the Kalahari Basin, 281-300. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.