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New World Babel : languages and nations in early America

Author: Edward G Gray
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: New World Babel is an innovative cultural and intellectual history of the languages spoken by the native peoples of North America from the earliest era of European conquest through the beginning of the nineteenth century. By focusing on different aspects of the Euro-American response to indigenous speech, Edward Gray illuminates the ways in which Europeans' changing understanding of "language"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward G Gray
ISBN: 0691017050 9780691017051
OCLC Number: 39539172
Description: xiv, 185 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: New world babel --
Language and conversion --
The burden of translation --
The savage word --
Science of the vanished --
An American poetics.
Responsibility: Edward G. Gray.
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