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intervention de Mathias BRENZIGER (Researcher, Universitaet Koeln), le 3 juillet 2008

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Documenting concepts in contact requires the detection, analysis and description of nonconformist, genuine concepts underlying languages spoken by non-western societies. It can be done through the study of intergenerational variations in concepts on space, numbers, colours, biotaxonomies, etc. The observations presented in the following are based on fieldwork with African hunter-gatherer communities, mainly from the Khwe of southern Africa.