Principles of Tzeltal plant classification : an introduction to the botanical ethnography of a Mayan-speaking people of highland Chiapas (eBook, 1974) [WorldCat.org]
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Principles of Tzeltal plant classification : an introduction to the botanical ethnography of a Mayan-speaking people of highland Chiapas

Author: Brent Berlin; Dennis Eugene Breedlove; Peter H Raven
Publisher: New York : Academic Press, 1974.
Series: Language, thought, and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Principles of Tzeltal Plant Classification: An Introduction to the Botanical Ethnography of a Mayan-Speaking People of Highland Chiapas covers the underlying classificatory principles used by the Tzeltal to order the vast array of organisms of the plant world. The book describes the setting of the research, both from a botanical and ethnographic view; the general outline of Tzeltal plant classification and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Berlin; Dennis Eugene Breedlove; Peter H Raven
ISBN: 9781483220987 1483220982
OCLC Number: 893739161
Description: 1 online resource (685 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Principles of TzeltalPlant Classification: An Introduction to the Botanical Ethnography of a Mayan-Speaking People of Highland Chiapas; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Conventions, Abbreviations, and Key to Pronunciation of Tzeltal Words; PART I: The Setting, Principles, and Methods; CHAPTER 1. THE SETTING; 1 Phytogeography of Chiapas; 2 Linguistic and Cultural Characteristics of the Central Highlands; 3 The Municipio of Tenejapa; 4 Informants Utilized in the Research CHAPTER 2. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF TZELTAL PLANT CLASSIFICATION AND NOMENCLATURE1 Universal Principles of Classification and Nomenclature in Ethnobiology; 2. Tzeltal Plant Taxonomy: A General Overview; 3 Nomenclature and Classification: Some Possible Qualifications; 4 Intermediate Taxa as Covert Conceptual Categories; 5 Terminal Taxa; 6 Summary of the Overview; 7 Detailed Analysis of Tzeltal Plant Nomenclature; CHAPTER 3. METHODS OF COLLECTING DATA; 1 Prior Work in Tzeltal Botanical Ethnography; 2 Procedures and Techniques Employed in the Present Study 3 Advantages of General Botanical Collecting Procedures4 Tzeltal Collection Files and Supporting Linguistic and Ethnographic Data; 5 Basic and Extended Ranges of Tzeltal Plant Names; 6 Informant Variability and the ""Ideal Speaker-Hearer""; 7 Establishing Tzeltal Plant Complexes; CHAPTER 4. ETHNOLINGUISTIC CONSIDERATIONS OF PLANT MORPHOLOGY AND PLANT DEVELOPMENT; 1 Linguistic Specification of States of Growth and Development; 2 Tzeltal Ethnophytography; 3 Descriptive Terminology of Tzeltal Plant Characteristics and Qualities; CHAPTER 5. CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF PLANTS 1 Linguistic Considerations of Cultural Significance2 Ecological Considerations of the Significance of Plants; PART II: The Flora; CHAPTER 6. INTRODUCTION; 1 Considerations on the Adequacy of the Description; 2 Organization of the Flora; 3 Conventions on the Form of Individual Discussion of Tzeltal Plant Names; CHAPTER 7. THE TREES: te?; Covert Complexes: te?; Covert Categories: te?; Tree Isolates; CHAPTER 8. THE HERBS: wamal; Herb Covert Complexes: wamal; Herb Isolates: wamal; CHAPTER 9. THE VINES: ?ak'; Covert Categories: ?ak'; Vine Isolates: ?ak'; CHAPTER 10. THE GRASSES: ?ak; ?ak Generics CHAPTER 11. THE UNAFFILIATED PLANTSUnaffiliated Covert Categories; Isolated Unaffiliated Generic Taxa; CHAPTER 12. THE AMBIGUOUSLY AFFILIATED PLANTS; Covert Categories; Ambiguous Isolates; APPENDIXES; Appendix 1.1 Alphabetical Inventory of Tzeltal Plant Taxa and Their Botanical Ranges by Folk Generic Name; Appendix 1.2 Alphabetical Inventory of Botanical Names by Genus and Their Associated Tzeltal Plant Referents; Appendix 2: Alphabetical Listing of Plants by Tzeltal Name in Terms of Their Relative Cultural Significance; Appendix 3: Potentially Valid Generic Names
Series Title: Language, thought, and culture.
Responsibility: Brent Berlin, Dennis E. Breedlove, Peter H. Raven.

Abstract:

Principles of Tzeltal Plant Classification: An Introduction to the Botanical Ethnography of a Mayan-Speaking People of Highland Chiapas covers the underlying classificatory principles used by the Tzeltal to order the vast array of organisms of the plant world. The book describes the setting of the research, both from a botanical and ethnographic view; the general outline of Tzeltal plant classification and nomenclature; and the methods used to collect data. The text also discusses the rich ethnolinguistic terminology used by the Tzeltal in describing and discussing the structure of plants, ref.

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