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Ethnobotany for Beginners

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Designed for new scholars, this book features a quick and easy-to-read discussion of ethnobotany along with its major developments. The language is clear a ...

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  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319528726
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 71
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Designed for new scholars, this book features a quick and easy-to-read discussion of ethnobotany along with its major developments. The language is clear and concise, objective and straightforward, and structured to lead the reader from the beginning of this science to the most recent developments. While there are some books on ethnobotany, mainly dealing with methods, this book covers the topic in an introductory and comprehensive text that prepares the reader for more advanced study of ethnobotany.


Plant and Human Health, Volume 1

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Early anthropological evidence for plant use as medicine is 60,000 years old as reported from the Neanderthal grave in Iraq. The importance of plants as me ...

  • L'auteur : Munir Ozturk,Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319939971
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 805
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Early anthropological evidence for plant use as medicine is 60,000 years old as reported from the Neanderthal grave in Iraq. The importance of plants as medicine is further supported by archeological evidence from Asia and the Middle East. Today, around 1.4 billion people in South Asia alone have no access to modern health care, and rely instead on traditional medicine to alleviate various symptoms. On a global basis, approximately 50 to 80 thousand plant species are used either natively or as pharmaceutical derivatives for life-threatening conditions that include diabetes, hypertension and cancers. As the demand for plant-based medicine rises, there is an unmet need to investigate the quality, safety and efficacy of these herbals by the “scientific methods”. Current research on drug discovery from medicinal plants involves a multifaceted approach combining botanical, phytochemical, analytical, and molecular techniques. For instance, high throughput robotic screens have been developed by industry; it is now possible to carry out 50,000 tests per day in the search for compounds, which act on a key enzyme or a subset of receptors. This and other bioassays thus offer hope that one may eventually identify compounds for treating a variety of diseases or conditions. However, drug development from natural products is not without its problems. Frequent challenges encountered include the procurement of raw materials, the selection and implementation of appropriate high-throughput bioassays, and the scaling-up of preparative procedures. Research scientists should therefore arm themselves with the right tools and knowledge in order to harness the vast potentials of plant-based therapeutics. The main objective of Plant and Human Health is to serve as a comprehensive guide for this endeavor. Volume 1 highlights how humans from specific areas or cultures use indigenous plants. Despite technological developments, herbal drugs still occupy a preferential place in a majority of the population in the third world and have slowly taken roots as alternative medicine in the West. The integration of modern science with traditional uses of herbal drugs is important for our understanding of this ethnobotanical relationship. Volume 2 deals with the phytochemical and molecular characterization of herbal medicine. Specifically, it focuess on the secondary metabolic compounds, which afford protection against diseases. Lastly, Volume 3 discusses the physiological mechanisms by which the active ingredients of medicinal plants serve to improve human health. Together this three-volume collection intends to bridge the gap for herbalists, traditional and modern medical practitioners, and students and researchers in botany and horticulture.


Pharmacological Properties of Native Plants from Argentina

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The aim of this book is to offer information about the Pharmacological Properties of Native Plants from Argentina to students, researchers and graduates in ...

  • L'auteur : María Alejandra Alvarez
  • Editeur: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030201988
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 255
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The aim of this book is to offer information about the Pharmacological Properties of Native Plants from Argentina to students, researchers and graduates interested in the fields of Ethnobotany, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Pharmacy, and Medicine. The book includes summary information about the native plants from Argentina with medical activity comprising their botanical characteristics, distribution, characteristics of the regions where they grow, ethnobotanical information, chemical data, biological activity, establishment of in vitro cultures, toxicity, and legal status.


Q’eqchi’ Maya Reproductive Ethnomedicine

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​The Q’eqchi’ Maya of Belize have an extensive pharmacopoeia of medicinal plants used traditionally for reproductive health and fertility, utilizing ...

  • L'auteur : Jillian De Gezelle
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319107445
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 125
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: ​The Q’eqchi’ Maya of Belize have an extensive pharmacopoeia of medicinal plants used traditionally for reproductive health and fertility, utilizing more than 60 plant species for these health treatments. Ten species were selected for investigation of their estrogenic activity using a reporter gene assay. Nine of the species were estrogenic, four of the species were also antiestrogenic, and two of the extracts were cytotoxic to the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line. Women’s healing traditions are being lost in the Q’eqchi’ communities of Belize at an accelerated rate, due to a combination of factors including: migration from Guatemala disrupting traditional lines of knowledge transmission; perceived disapproval by biomedical authorities; women’s limited mobility due to domestic obligations; and lack of confidence stemming from the devaluation of women’s knowledge. Q’eqchi’ medicinal plant knowledge is highly gendered with women and men using different species in traditional health treatments. Revitalizing women’s healing practices is vital for maintaining the traditional knowledge needed to provide comprehensive healthcare for Belize’s indigenous communities.


Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants

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Chronological historical citations document 500 years of usage of plants, trees, and shrubs native to eastern Canada and northeastern United States. Also c ...

  • L'auteur : Charlotte Erichsen-Brown
  • Editeur: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486139328
  • Genre: Nature
  • Nombre de pages: 544
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Chronological historical citations document 500 years of usage of plants, trees, and shrubs native to eastern Canada and northeastern United States. Also complete identifying information, 343 illustrations. "You can't go wrong." — Botanic & Herb Reviews.


Introduction to Ethnobiology

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This textbook provides a basic introduction to ethnobiology with key concepts for beginners. It is also written for those who teach ethnobiology or related ...

  • L'auteur : Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque,Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319281550
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 310
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This textbook provides a basic introduction to ethnobiology with key concepts for beginners. It is also written for those who teach ethnobiology or related fields. The core issues and concepts, as well as approaches and theoretical positions are fully covered.


Ascorbic Acid in Plants

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Ascorbate acid (AsA) is an important antioxidant in plants, playing important roles in various physiological processes. Humans have lost the ability to syn ...

  • L'auteur : Yuyang Zhang
  • Editeur: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461441277
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 117
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Ascorbate acid (AsA) is an important antioxidant in plants, playing important roles in various physiological processes. Humans have lost the ability to synthesize AsA because of the lack of L-gulono-1,4-lactone oxidoreductase, and thus have to absorb ascorbate from diet including fresh fruits and vegetables, as they are the major sources of ascorbate. Several pathways for AsA biosynthesis and metabolism have been identified in plants since 1998. More attention has been paid to improving ascorbate content in plants especially in fruits and vegetables. Significant progresses have been made on key enzymes and genes involved in the AsA biosynthesis and metabolism. Recently, more interests have arised in the regulation of AsA biosynthesis, as it is constantly regulated by the plant development and the environmental factors, e.g. light. Ascorbic acid is also frequently reported to affect plant growth and development e.g. flowering time and fruit ripening. The scope of the book is to cover the biological role, biosynthesis and metabolism, regulation, and metabolic modification of ascorbate in plants.


Ethnobotany of India, Volume 1

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Ethnobotany of India: Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan, the first of a five-volume set, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrel ...

  • L'auteur : T. Pullaiah,K. V. Krishnamurthy,Bir Bahadur
  • Editeur: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1771883391
  • Genre: Medical
  • Nombre de pages: 524
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Ethnobotany of India: Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan, the first of a five-volume set, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in this southern area of India. The volume looks at the ethnic diversity, ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, ethnoveterinary medicine, and ethnic food of the region. With chapters written by experts in the field, the book provides comprehensive information on the tribals (the indigenous populations of the region) and knowledge on plants that grow around them.


Ethnobotany of India, 5-Volume Set

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This new 5-volume set, Ethnobotany of India, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in India, focusing on the regional plants a ...

  • L'auteur : T. Pullaiah,K. V. Krishnamurthy,Bir Bahadur
  • Editeur: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 135173766X
  • Genre: Medical
  • Nombre de pages: 2242
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This new 5-volume set, Ethnobotany of India, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in India, focusing on the regional plants and their medicinal properties and uses. Each volume focuses on a different significant region of India, including Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Deccan Volume 2: Western Ghats and West Coast of Peninsular India Volume 3: North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands Volume 4: Western and Central Himalaya Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India With chapters written by experts in the field, the book provides comprehensive information on the tribals (the indigenous populations of the region) and knowledge on plants that grow around them. Each volume includes an introductory chapter with an overview of the region and then goes on to cover ethnic diversity and culture of the ethnic tribes plants used for healing and medical purposes for humans and animals ethnic food plants and ethnic food preparation specific information on the ethnomedicinal plants, the parts used, and the diseases cured other uses of plants by the ethnic tribes, such as for fiber, dyes, flavor, and recreation conservation, documentation, and management efforts of the ethnic communities and their plant knowledge The books include the details of the plants used, their scientific names, the parts used, and how the plants are used, providing the what, how, and why of plant usage. The volumes are well illustrated with over 100 color and 130 b/w illustrations. Together, the five volumes in the Ethnobotany of India series bring together the available ethnobotanical knowledge of India in one place. India is one of the most important regions of the old world, and its ancient and culturally rich and diverse knowledge of ethnobotany will be valuable to many in the fields of botany and plant sciences, pharmacognosy and pharmacology, nutraceuticals, and others. The books also consider the threat to plant biodiversity imposed by environmental degradation, which impacts cultural diversity.


Medicinal Plants

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The selection of plants studied in this treatise is based on its significance, and its representation of members of different taxonomic families as well as ...

  • L'auteur : M Daniel
  • Editeur: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1439842795
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 266
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The selection of plants studied in this treatise is based on its significance, and its representation of members of different taxonomic families as well as of different classes (and subclasses) of compounds. All the available data on the chemical compounds and the pharmacological studies on these plants/compounds have been incorporated. The plants


Cannabis

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Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of this famous plant, high ...

  • L'auteur : Robert Clarke,Mark Merlin
  • Editeur: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520954572
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 452
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of this famous plant, highlighting its historic role in the development of human societies. Cannabis has long been prized for the strong and durable fiber in its stalks, its edible and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive and medicinal compounds produced by its female flowers. The culturally valuable and often irreplaceable goods derived from cannabis deeply influenced the commercial, medical, ritual, and religious practices of cultures throughout the ages, and human desire for these commodities directed the evolution of the plant toward its contemporary varieties. As interest in cannabis grows and public debate over its many uses rises, this book will help us understand why humanity continues to rely on this plant and adapts it to suit our needs.


Hand Book of Indian Medicinal Plants

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This Handbook contains the brief information on medicinal plants mainly used in Indian Systems of Medicine. Nearly 1000 plant species belonging to 164 fami ...

  • L'auteur : M.C. Joshi
  • Editeur: Scientific Publishers
  • ISBN: 9387913295
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Nombre de pages: 124
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This Handbook contains the brief information on medicinal plants mainly used in Indian Systems of Medicine. Nearly 1000 plant species belonging to 164 families either used as main sources of the drugs or as their substitutes and adulterants are given in it. The drug plants have been given familywise following the Bentham and Hooker's system of classification. The brief information about the drug plants i.e. Names (Sanskrit & Botanical) habit of the plants, part(s) used in medicine, main properties/uses and broadly the name of area(s) where the plants naturally occur has been given in tabular form. The names of common substitutes and adulterants of important drug plants have also been provided. Indexes of botanical and Sanskrit names have also been given at the end. The book has been written in a very easy and simple manner, so that an average reader can follow it. The specific features of this small reference book are: (a) The information, including the names of substitutes and adulterants are given in tabular form, so that one can see it at a glance. (b) The book can be kept easily is hand in field and other places. (c) Important medicinal plants of the families have been indicated. (d) The book contains nearly all those plants which are prescribed in various courses of Ayurveda, pharmacy, Medico-botany etc. The book is useful to the students, teachers, researchers on medicinal plants, herbal based pharmaceutical concerned, N.G.O's and other those who are interested in medicinal plants.


Marijuana Botany

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Marijuana Botany presents the scientific knowledge and propagation techniques used to preserve and multiply vanishing Cannabis strains. Also included is in ...

  • L'auteur : Robert Connell Clarke
  • Editeur: Ronin Publishing
  • ISBN: 1579511090
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 220
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Marijuana Botany presents the scientific knowledge and propagation techniques used to preserve and multiply vanishing Cannabis strains. Also included is information concerning Cannabis genetics and breeding used to begin plant improvement programs. The book presents scientific and horticultural principles, along with their practical applications, necessary for the breeding and propagation of Cannabis and in particular, marijuana. It will appeal not only to the professional researcher, but to the marijuana enthusiast or anyone with an eye to the future of Cannabis products.


Dirty Teaching

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Juliet Robertson offers tips and tricks to help any teacher develop variety in their teaching. One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting ...

  • L'auteur : Juliet Robertson
  • Editeur: Crown House Publishing
  • ISBN: 178135149X
  • Genre: Education
  • Nombre de pages: 200
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Juliet Robertson offers tips and tricks to help any teacher develop variety in their teaching. One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it and this book will give you the confidence to do it. It contains a wealth of ideas from cheat sheets to activities that allow teachers and parents to encourage outdoor learning and improve student participation. There is no need for expensive tools or complicated technologies; all you need is your coat and a passion for learning - oh, and you'd better bring the kids too


The Cannabis Gardener

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A beautifully photographed primer on growing your own cannabis, with guidance on which strains to choose for your USDA growing zone, tips on harvesting flo ...

  • L'auteur : Penny Barthel
  • Editeur: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 1984858858
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A beautifully photographed primer on growing your own cannabis, with guidance on which strains to choose for your USDA growing zone, tips on harvesting flowers, and recipes for salves, tinctures, and edibles. “A phenomenal resource for anyone looking to grow cannabis. Perfectly tailored to guide all growers—from the first-timer to the experienced gardener.”—Dan Grace, president and cofounder of Dark Heart Nursery Cannabis is as easy to grow as a tomato plant. If you live in a suitable climate and provide sun, water, and good soil, you can grow vigorous, beautiful cannabis in pots, raised beds, or your own yard. Not only is cannabis an easy addition to your garden, it can also provide health and mood-lifting benefits. The Cannabis Gardener teaches you how to choose which strains are right for you and how to cultivate the plants from seed to finished flower. Gorgeous full-color photographs capture each stage of the growing process and show how cannabis plants can be incorporated into your garden design as well as raised beds and containers. After you establish your plants in the garden and monitor them through the flowering stage, you'll find tips on how to harvest, dry, cure, and store your "grow." Also included are recipes for savoring your harvest, from salves, tisanes, and tinctures to cannabutter for baking and cooking delicious treats such as CBD gummies flavored with vanilla beans, cheddar crackers, and even cannabis chocolate sauce. The Cannabis Gardener is an accessible and practical guide for any level of gardener interested in growing their own attractive cannabis plants.


The Ethnobotany of Eden

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In the mysterious and pristine forests of the tropics, a wealth of ethnobotanical panaceas and shamanic knowledge promises cures for everything from cancer ...

  • L'auteur : Robert A. Voeks
  • Editeur: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022654785X
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In the mysterious and pristine forests of the tropics, a wealth of ethnobotanical panaceas and shamanic knowledge promises cures for everything from cancer and AIDS to the common cold. To access such miracles, we need only to discover and protect these medicinal treasures before they succumb to the corrosive forces of the modern world. A compelling biocultural story, certainly, and a popular perspective on the lands and peoples of equatorial latitudes—but true? Only in part. In The Ethnobotany of Eden, geographer Robert A. Voeks unravels the long lianas of history and occasional strands of truth that gave rise to this irresistible jungle medicine narrative. By exploring the interconnected worlds of anthropology, botany, and geography, Voeks shows that well-intentioned scientists and environmentalists originally crafted the jungle narrative with the primary goal of saving the world’s tropical rainforests from destruction. It was a strategy deployed to address a pressing environmental problem, one that appeared at a propitious point in history just as the Western world was taking a more globalized view of environmental issues. And yet, although supported by science and its practitioners, the story was also underpinned by a persuasive mix of myth, sentimentality, and nostalgia for a long-lost tropical Eden. Resurrecting the fascinating history of plant prospecting in the tropics, from the colonial era to the present day, The Ethnobotany of Eden rewrites with modern science the degradation narrative we’ve built up around tropical forests, revealing the entangled origins of our fables of forest cures.


Sastun

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The compelling drama of American herbologist Rosita Arvigo's quest to preserve the knowledge of Don Elijio Panti, one of the last surviving and most respec ...

  • L'auteur : Rosita Arvigo
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062345478
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The compelling drama of American herbologist Rosita Arvigo's quest to preserve the knowledge of Don Elijio Panti, one of the last surviving and most respected traditional healers in the rainforest of Belize.


Indian Ethnobotany: Emerging Trends

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Currently ethnobotany has been a subject of wide interest for research in developing and developed countries. The book has been dedicated to the doyen of I ...

  • L'auteur : Jain, A. K.
  • Editeur: Scientific Publishers
  • ISBN: 9386102129
  • Genre: ,
  • Nombre de pages: 335
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Currently ethnobotany has been a subject of wide interest for research in developing and developed countries. The book has been dedicated to the doyen of Indian ethnobiology, Dr. S.K. Jain, FNA, popularly known as 'Father of Indian Ethnobotany'. The book comprises very important articles written by notable ethnobiologists/ botanists on different aspects of ethnobotany. The book would certainly be useful to the students, researchers and teachers working on various aspects of ethnobotany and helpful to various pharmaceutical industries in exploring plants for preparation of new drugs.


Sociocultural Dimensions of Language Change

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Sociocultural Dimensions of Language Change focuses on the influence of sociocultural terms on the forms of languages. The selection first underscores the ...

  • L'auteur : Ben G. Blount,Mary Sanches
  • Editeur: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483277658
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 312
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Sociocultural Dimensions of Language Change focuses on the influence of sociocultural terms on the forms of languages. The selection first underscores the sociocultural dimensions of language change and language evolution and speech style. Discussions focus on the relation of speech style and language evolution, linguistic evidence of language evolution, autonomy of code and style, language contact phenomena, and extension of the concept of language. The book then takes a look at speech and social prestige in the Belizian speech community; Japanese numeral classifiers; and speculations on the growth of ethnobotanical nomenclature. Topics include appearance of varietal names, differentiation and formation of specific names, six universal categories of ethnobotanical nomenclature, salience of speech, and prestige, social success, and language. The publication elaborates on color categorization in West Futunese; creolization and syntactic change in New Guinea Tok Pisin; relexification processes in Philippine Creole Spanish; and the historical and sociocultural aspects of the distribution of linguistic variants in highland Chiapas, Mexico. The selection is a valuable source of data for language experts and researchers interested in the sociocultural dimensions of language change.


The Oxford Handbook of African Languages

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of current research in African languages, drawing on insights from anthropological linguistics, typology, histo ...

  • L'auteur : Rainer Vossen,Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191007382
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 1056
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book provides a comprehensive overview of current research in African languages, drawing on insights from anthropological linguistics, typology, historical and comparative linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Africa is believed to host at least one third of the world's languages, usually classified into four phyla - Niger-Congo, Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, and Khoisan - which are then subdivided into further families and subgroupings. This volume explores all aspects of research in the field, beginning with chapters that cover the major domains of grammar and comparative approaches. Later parts provide overviews of the phyla and subfamilies, alongside grammatical sketches of eighteen representative African languages of diverse genetic affiliation. The volume additionally explores multiple other topics relating to African languages and linguistics, with a particular focus on extralinguistic issues: language, cognition, and culture, including colour terminology and conversation analysis; language and society, including language contact and endangerment; language and history; and language and orature. This wide-ranging handbook will be a valuable reference for scholars and students in all areas of African linguistics and anthropology, and for anyone interested in descriptive, documentary, typological, and comparative linguistics.


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