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Tom Güldemann studied general linguistics, African linguistics and Portuguese at the Universities of Leipzig and Cologne. He finished his PhD in 1995 on "Verb morphology and dependent clauses in Bantu" (University of Cologne) and his 'habilitation' thesis in 2001 on "Quotative constructions in African languages: a synchronic and diachronic survey" (University of Leipzig). He has been affiliated with the MPI-EVA since October 2000 and among other things directs there 2 documentation projects on endangered Tuu languages. He is currently professor at the Institute for Asian and African Studies at the Humboldt University Berlin.
Bantu (Shona, Swahili), all families subsumed under Khoisan, in particular Tuu languages (Taa, |Xam, N|uu), Kalahari Basin - Southern Africa
A text documentation of N|uu
The project documents the last South African San language and the only surviving member of the !Ui branch of the isolate family Tuu (a.k.a. "Southern Khoisan"). The team consists of three PhD students and the applicant. It is funded by the ELDP and starts in October 2007. [more]
"The Kalahari Basin area: a ‘Sprachbund’ on the verge of extinction"
"The Kalahari Basin area: a ‘Sprachbund’ on the verge of extinction" in the CRP in the EUROCORES program: Better Analyses Based on Endangered Languages (EuroBABEL) of the European Science Foundation (2010-2012) [more]
Inheritance and contact in a language complex: the case of Taa varieties (Tuu family)
"Inheritance and contact in a language complex: the case of Taa varieties (Tuu family)" in the Collaborative Research Project (CRP): The Kalahari Basin area: a ‘Sprachbund’ on the verge of extinction (see 7 below) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2010-2012) [more]