By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
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.