How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
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.