Julian Granberry,Gary Vescelius's Languages of the Pre-Columbian Antilles PDF

By Julian Granberry,Gary Vescelius

ISBN-10: 0817314164

ISBN-13: 9780817314163

ISBN-10: 081735123X

ISBN-13: 9780817351236

A linguistic research assisting a brand new version of the colonization of the Antilles ahead of 1492.

This paintings formulates a testable speculation of the origins and migration styles of the aboriginal peoples of the larger Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico), the Lucayan Islands (the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the Crown Colony of the Turks and Caicos), the Virgin Islands, and the northernmost of the Leeward Islands, ahead of eu touch. utilizing archaeological facts as corroboration, the authors synthesize proof that has been on hand in scattered locales for greater than 500 years yet which hasn't ever sooner than been correlated and severely examined.

Within any well-defined geographical region (such as those islands), the linguistic expectation and norm is that individuals talking a similar or heavily comparable language will intermarry, and, via engaging in a typical gene pool, will convey related socioeconomic and cultural characteristics, in addition to universal artifact personal tastes. From an archaeological point of view, the speak is deducible: artifact inventories of a well-defined sociogeographical quarter are inclined to were created by means of audio system of an analogous or heavily comparable language or languages.

Languages of the Pre-Columbian Antilles provides details according to those assumptions. the information is scant— scattered phrases and words in Spanish explorers' journals, neighborhood position names written on maps or in missionary documents— however the collaboration of the authors, one a linguist and the opposite an archaeologist, has tied the linguistics to the floor anyplace attainable and allowed the development of a framework with which to appreciate the relationships, activities, and cost styles of Caribbean peoples ahead of Columbus arrived.

"This exhaustive learn . . . does a appropriate task in pulling jointly the disparate information of the Taino and different pre-Contact languages of the Caribbean and organizing them right into a coherent whole."— Charles Ewen, East Carolina University

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