History and Language in the Andes (Innbundet)

Serie: Studies of the Americas 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2011
Antall sider: 266
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Studies of the Americas
ISBN/EAN: 9780230100145
Kategori: Språk og Kulturhistorie
Omtale History and Language in the Andes
The modern world began with the clash of civilisations between Spaniards and native Americans. Their interplay and struggles ever since are mirrored in the fates of the very languages they spoke. The conquistadors wrought theirs into a new 'world language'; yet the Andes still host the New World's greatest linguistic survivor, Quechua. Historians and linguists see this through different - but complementary - perspectives. This book is a meeting of minds, long overdue, to weave them together. It ranges from Inca collapse to the impacts of colonial rule, reform, independence, and the modern-day trends that so threaten native language here with its ultimate demise.

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