Comparative Vocabularies of Bushman Languages by Bleek, D. F.
Cambridge University Press | 30 June 2011
Paperback | 102 pages
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.