* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 20.2874

Tue Aug 25 2009

Books: General Ling: Masiola, Tomei

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>


Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
Directory
        1.    Chris Humphrey, West of Eden: Masiola, Tomei

Message 1: West of Eden: Masiola, Tomei
Date: 17-Aug-2009
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: West of Eden: Masiola, Tomei
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: West of Eden
Subtitle: Botanical Discourse, Contact Languages and Translation
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Author: Rosanna Masiola
Author: Renato Tomei
Hardback: ISBN: 1443810053 9781443810050 Pages: 245 Price: U.K. £ 39.99
Abstract:

West of Eden is an extensive cross-disciplinary study covering a huge range
of topics in the field of botanical discourse within colonial and
post-colonial contexts. Stemming from an existing European tradition of
name giving to take possession of the 'rarities' of the new world, it
extends to female writing, songs and Bible translation into Creoles. It
analyses the diversity of nomenclature in the different geographic areas:
the Americas, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

What is at stake here is also the loss of roots and identity when, as in
the case of the Afro-Caribbean plants have been brought along the
slave-route from the different parts of Africa.

With other established authorities (Allsopp, Alleyne, Cassidy), the authors
take vibrant stance against the prejudice that contact languages develop
endless synonyms for one plant, when phytonyms are allonyms, i.e. coming
from other places and other languages. But most of all West of Eden tells
us a lot about the richness of an eco-literature which is at risk. The loss
of a flower or plant, may also mean the loss of the name it had in language
system, and vice-versa. The two factors are inter-dependent.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=42872


Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

-------------- Major Supporters --------------
Brill http://www.brill.nl
Cambridge Scholars Publishing http://www.c-s-p.org
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
Emerald Group Publishing Limited http://www.emeraldinsight.com/
Equinox Publishing Ltd http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association - ELRA http://www.elra.info.
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Education http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.eu
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG http://www.narr.de/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Peter Lang AG http://www.peterlang.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com
University of Toronto Press http://www.utpjournals.com/
Wiley-Blackwell http://www.wiley.com

------------- Other Supporting Publishers -------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics http://www.fl.ul.pt/revistas/JPL/JPLweb.htm
Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Langues et Linguistique http://y.ennaji.free.fr/fr/
Linguistic Association of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/




Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.