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Title History and language in the Andes / edited by Paul Heggarty and Adrian J. Pearce
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 266 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies of the Americas
Studies of the Americas.
Contents Introduction: History, linguistics, and the Andean past: a much-needed conversation / Adrian J. Pearce and Paul Heggarty -- Language and society in early colonial Peru / Gabriela Ramos -- A visit to the children of Chaupi Ñamca: from myth to history via onomastics and demography / Frank Saloman and Sue Grosboll -- What was the lengua general of colonial Peru? / César Itier -- "Mining the data" on the Huancayo-Huancavelica Quechua frontier / Adrian J. Pearce and Paul Heggarty -- The Bourbon reforms, independence, and the spread of Quechua and Aymara / Kenneth J. Andrien -- Reindigenisation and native languages in Peru's long nineteenth century (1795-1940) / Adrian J. Pearce -- Quechua political literature in early republican Peru (1810-1876) / Alan Durston -- The Quechua language in the Andes today: between statistics, the state, and daily life / Rosaleen Howard -- "Ya no podemos regresar al Quechua": modernity, identity, and language choice among migrants in urban Peru / Tim Marr
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aymara language -- History.
Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Languages.
Language and languages.
Linguistic geography -- History.
Quechua language -- History.
Andes Region -- Languages.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Heggarty, Paul, 1967-
Pearce, Adrian J.
LC no. 2011014997
ISBN 0230370578 (electronic bk.)
9780230370579 (electronic bk.)