This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
Text, Autor und Wissen in der 'historiografía indiana' der Frühen Neuzeit [Text, Author, and Knowledge in the "Historiografía Indiana" of the Early Modern Era]
This volume focuses on a key example of early modern Castilian colonial historiography, the Décadas. The work provides an analysis of linguistic discourse that fills a research gap in Spanish language studies. A widely received text that achieved the highest level of contemporary prestige is subjected for the first time to a systematic, historically informed analysis of its linguistic and discursive constitution.