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History and the testimony of language [electronic resource] / Christopher Ehret.

Author/Creator:
Ehret, Christopher.
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (289 p.)
Series:
California world history library ; 16.
The California world history library ; 16
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Subjects:
History -- Methodology.
Language and history.
Social history.
Africa -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book is about history and the practical power of language to reveal historical change. Christopher Ehret offers a methodological guide to applying language evidence in historical studies. He demonstrates how these methods allow us not only to recover the histories of time periods and places poorly served by written documentation, but also to enrich our understanding of well-documented regions and eras. A leading historian as well as historical linguist of Africa, Ehret provides in-depth examples from the language phyla of Africa, arguing that his comprehensive treatment can be applied by linguistically trained historians and historical linguists working with any language and in any area of the world.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
PART ONE. Evidence and Method
PART TWO. Applications
APPENDIX ONE. Outline Classification of Afrasian (Afroasiatic): diagnostic branch innovations
APPENDIX TWO. Proto-Afrasian and Proto-Erythraic subsistence
APPENDIX THREE. development of nilo-saharan Lexicons of Herding and Cultivation
APPENDIX FOUR. interpreting the Ethiosemitic Cognation Matrix
APPENDIX FIVE. Cushitic Loanwords in Ethiosemitic Core vocabulary
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-27732-8
9786613277329
0-520-94759-2
OCLC:
701703913
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520947597 doi