Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

04.05. Colloquium on African linguistics: Verbs in ǂHuan (Auer)

“Verbs in ǂHuan (Taa)” - Talk by Daniel Auer (HU Berlin, Master project) given within the digital colloquium of African linguistics and languages
  • When May 04, 2021 from 04:15 to 05:45
  • Where via Zoom
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Taa (formerly 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. The data utilized was collected by the DoBeS project in 2009, 2011 and 2013 in the village of Inalegolo. The talk concerns the verb in general, verbal morphology, serial verb constructions and characteristics of the verb phrase. These topics will ultimately constitute a chapter of my master thesis “A grammatical sketch of ǂHuan (Taa)”.



Naumann, C. 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: Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


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