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LINGUIST List 19.2045

Thu Jun 26 2008

FYI: Call: Primary Sources on Khoesan

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Message 1: Call: Primary Sources on Khoesan
Date: 25-Jun-2008
From: Kemmonye Monaka <monakamopipi.ub.bw>
Subject: Call: Primary Sources on Khoesan
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Inspired by the work of the late linguist Tony Traill on preserving
recordings of extinct South African languages, a volume of primary sources
from existing Khoesan languages is being planned. The editors are seeking
contributions in the form of texts, recordings, or video content in Khoesan
languages, including any of the following: |Xam, !Xóõ, =Hoan, Griqua,
|Gui, ||Gana, N|uu (including the |'Auni dialect), Kwadi, Richtersveld
Nama, =Ungkwe, ||Xegwi and !Ora. For any content submitted, please submit
a transcription (if a recording), and English translation, if available.
We intend to include a comprehensive phonetic reference chart as a guide
for all the covered languages, as well as an accompanying DVD in the final
publication if there is substantial multimedia content submitted.

The intended date of publication is June of 2009, to be edited by Kems
Monaka and Charles Riley, and published by Athinkra. Please note that this
anthology will be focused on putting primary sources into print that have
not previously been published, i.e. actual texts, recordings, etc.,
collected from fieldwork rather than commentary and secondary
interpretation, aside from reference notes. Multimedia submissions (Video,
DVD, audio) are encouraged for submission and will be considered.

Please mail submissions to kemmonye[at]gmail[dot]com. Text in a
Unicode-compliant font is preferred. If you have any IPA characters not
representable in Unicode, please embed the font(s) used in your document
and consult us before sending your file. Audio may be submitted in .aiff,
.wav, .mp3, or .ogg format; and video preferably as .mpeg, .ogv or .wmv.
If conversion from analog is needed, please consult us for details.

Because of requests from contributors, the submission deadline has been
extended and the new deadline will be communicated soon.

Dr. Kemmonye ‘Kems’ Monaka (Ph.D., Phonetics, University College London,
2001) is faculty in the Department of English at the University of
Botswana. Her research covers phonetic aspects of English, Khoesan
languages, and Sotho-Tswana languages. Charles Riley (M.A., African
Studies, Yale, 2002) is catalog librarian for Africana at Yale’s Sterling
Memorial Library.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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