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The Resource History and the testimony of language, Christopher Ehret

History and the testimony of language, Christopher Ehret

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History and the testimony of language
Title
History and the testimony of language
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Ehret
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is about history and the practical power of language to reveal historical change. Christopher Ehret offers a methodological guide to applying language evidence in historical studies. He demonstrates how these methods allow us not only to recover the histories of time periods and places poorly served by written documentation, but also to enrich our understanding of well-documented regions and eras. A leading historian as well as historical linguist of Africa, Ehret provides in-depth examples from the language phyla of Africa, arguing that his comprehensive treatment can be applied by
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N$T
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The California world history library
Series volume
16
History and the testimony of language, Christopher Ehret
Label
History and the testimony of language, Christopher Ehret
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pph39
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Methods and myths -- Writing history from linguistic evidence -- Historical inference from transformations in the vocabularies of culture -- Historical inference from word borrowing -- Linguistic dating -- History in the Sahara : society and economy in the early Holocene -- Social transformation in the Horn of Africa, 500 BCE to 500 CE -- Recovering the history of extinct societies : a case study from East Africa -- Cultural diffusion in the Atlantic age : American crops in Eastern Africa
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Extent
1 online resource (xii, 274 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520947597
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
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Specific material designation
remote

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