Previous Events

  • READING CIRCLE: Phoneme inventory size and the transition from monoplanar to dually patterned speech
    Feb 25, 4:00 PM
    Zoom webinar
    We will be discussing: Fleming, Luke (2017) 'Phoneme inventory size and the transition from monoplanar to dually patterned speech'. Journal of Language Evolution 2017, 52–66.
  • TALK: Camilla Christie (PhD Candidate, Rhodes University)
    Feb 18, 2:00 PM GMT+1
    Zoom talk
    Title: Click Loan in Namaqualand Afrikaans.
  • TALK: George Starostin (Russian State University for the Humanities)
    Feb 04, 2:00 PM
    Zoom talk
    Title: Lexicostatistical approach to the Khoisan problem: achievements and perspectives
  • READING CIRCLE: Click Phonology
    Jan 28, 2:00 PM
    Zoom talk
    We will be discussing: William Bennett. 2020. Click phonology. In Sands, Bonny (ed.), Click consonants. (Empirical approaches to linguistic theory, 15). Leiden: Brill.
  • TALK: Martin Mössmer (MA Candidate, University of Cape Town)
    Jan 21, 2:00 PM
    Zoom talk
    Title: A Slow Death: Language contact and phonetic change in Xri.
  • TALK: Judith Westerveld (Visual Artist, Amsterdam)
    Dec 17, 2020, 2:00 PM
    Zoom talk
    Title: Kulimatji: A film with storyteller Kapilolo Mahongo and rapper/musician Baka Jashula (aka Obrigado) on storytelling and the preservation of the !Xun language.
  • TALK: Alan Barnard (University of Edinburgh)
    Dec 10, 2020, 2:00 PM
    Zoom talk
    Title: Prehistoric languages of the Kalahari: a speculative treatment of language in the tiny multilingual communities of the Kalahari over the centuries
  • TBC
    Dec 03, 2020, 3:00 PM GMT+1
    Zoom talk
    Title: TBC
  • TALK: Andy Chebanne (University of Botswana)
    Nov 26, 2020, 2:00 PM
    Zoom talk
    Title: Literacy classes for Khoisan languages in Botswana schools: the time has come.
  • READING CIRCLE: Interpretations of San Ethnicity and Identity in Namibia
    Nov 19, 2020, 2:00 PM
    Zoom talk
    We will be discussing: Hays, Jennifer. 2019. Interpretations of San Ethnicity and Identity in Namibia: Two Ethnographic Accounts.
  • TALK: Tom Güldemann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
    Nov 12, 2020, 2:00 PM GMT+1
    Zoom Talk
    Title: Toward a subclassification of the ǃUi branch of Tuu
  • TALK: Hilde Gunnink (Ghent University)
    Oct 29, 2020, 2:00 PM GMT+1
    Zoom Talk
    Title: Khoisan influence in the Tjhauba variety of Kgalagadi
  • READING CIRCLE: Differential object marking
    Oct 22, 2020, 2:00 PM GMT+2
    Online
    We will be discussing: Emergence of optional accusative case marking in Khoe languages (McGregor 2018) available for download via the Resources page.
  • TALK: Anne-Maria Fehn (CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto)
    Oct 15, 2020, 2:00 PM GMT+2
    Zoom talk
    Title: Towards a reconstruction of Proto Khoe-Kwadi: the challenges (and benefits!) of applying the historical-comparative method to archival data
  • TALK: Jorge Rocha (CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto)
    Oct 01, 2020, 5:00 PM GMT+2
    Zoom Talk
    The peas of Friar Mendel and the beans of Dr. Haldane: the role of genetic studies in clarifying population history in southern Africa
  • TALK: Daniel Ross (PhD Candidate, University of Illinois; UC Riverside)
    Sep 24, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Zoom Talk
    Title: A preliminary typology of Multi-Verb Constructions across "Khoisan" Time: 15:00 (UTC) Botswana/Germany/Namibia/South Africa 17:00 (UTC +2), Angola/Portugal 16:00 (UTC +1), Arizona 8:00 (UTC -7), Japan 00:00 (UTC +9)
  • TALK: Admire Phiri (PhD Candidate, Stellenbosch University)
    Sep 03, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Zoom Talk
    Title: Grammaticalization in Tjwao from a cross-Khoe perspective
  • TALK: Akira Takada (Kyoto University)
    Aug 27, 2020, 2:00 PM
    Zoom Talk
    Title: The use of demonstratives and gestures in the way finding practices of the Gǀui/Gǁana
  • TALK: Alexander Andrasson (Stellenbosch University)
    Aug 13, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Zoom Talk
    "Ha! Tee hee! Hoo! Hi! Yha! – Laughter interjections in Xhosa"
  • READING CIRCLE: Ideophones
    Aug 06, 2020, 2:00 PM
    Online
    Reading material: Dingemanse, Mark. 2012. Advances in the cross-linguistic study of ideophones. Language and Linguistics Compass 6/10: 654–672.
  • TALK: Bonny Sands (Northern Arizona University)
    Jul 23, 2020, 4:00 PM GMT+2
    Zoom talk
    Title: Current research on clicks This talk provides an introduction to the research on clicks that appears in the book "Click Consonants" to be published by Brill in August 2020. I will discuss some of the major findings which have deepened our understanding of the phonetics and phonology of clicks

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