Date: 19-Jul-2010 From: Jo Say <saybrill.nl> Subject: Linguistics and Archaeology in the Americas: Carlin, van de Kerke (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Linguistics and Archaeology in the Americas
Subtitle: The Historization of Language and Society
Series Title: Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Editor: Eithne B Carlin
Editor: Simon van de Kerke
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004173625 Pages: 276 Price: Europe EURO 108.
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004173625 Pages: 276 Price: U.S. $ 153
The contributors to this volume, an international group of leading specialists, guide us through different aspects of the study of Amerindian languages and societies that lie at the heart of the extensive and multi-facetted work of Willem Adelaar, the forerunning specialist in Native American studies of Meso and South America, and Professor of Amerindian Studies at Leiden University. The contributors focus on three larger regions, the Andes, Amazonia, Meso-America and the Circum-Caribbean region, giving us a state of the art overview of current linguistic and archaeological research trends that illuminate the dynamicity and historicity of the Americas, in migratory movements, contact situations, grouping and re-grouping of identities and the linguistic results thereof. This book is a must-have for all scholars of the American continent.