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Title: Comparative Vocabularies of Bushman Languages
Written By: D. F. Bleek

Originally published in 1929, as part of a series of short studies on South
African tribes by the School of African Life and Languages at the
University of Cape Town, this book provides a comparative analysis of the
vocabularies used amongst various Bushmen tribes. Through linguistic
analysis, a detailed understanding of Bushmen society is developed,
emphasising both the commonalities and distinctions between different
tribes. A generous introduction is included, together with a map detailing
the coverage of each language. This is a highly informative volume that
will be of value to anyone with an interest in anthropology, linguistics,
and hunter-gatherer societies.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107672406
Prices: U.K. £ 12.99
U.S. $ 19.99