Linguistic Anthropology

The study of language has been part of anthropology since the discipline started in the 1ate 1870s. This site is a place for linguistic anthropologists to post their work and discuss important events and trends in the field.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Classifying click consonants

I'm sorry that no new content has been added here in a month. It's not that I've stopped thinking about linguistic anthropology, it's just that I'm getting really close to completing a draft of my dissertation.

In lieu of me saying anything interesting, please accept this link to a piece in Science Daily on attempts to use ultrasound to classify click consonants (presumably by making the place of articulation more clear, thought the article doesn't quite specify).

Classifying 'Clicks' In African Languages To Clear Up 100-year-old Mystery

Hat tip to Lise Menn, my friend and teacher from the University of Colorado and Secretary of the Language and Linguistics Section at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.