Call for Contributors to an Anthology of Primary Sources in Khoesan Languages
Call for Papers Date:
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 Monaka
University of Botswana
Faculty of Humanities
Department of English
Private Bag UB 00703
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