- Examples of transcultural processes in two colonial linguistic documents on Jebero (Peru)
- Koloniale und Postkoloniale Linguistik / Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics
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- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
In this paper we bring to light the "transcultural processes" and "the impacts of colonial thinking" as contained in The British Library manuscripts Add. 25,323 and 25,324. The manuscripts deal with Jebero, an indigenous language of North-Peru, as it was spoken in the 18th century. (The language, also known as Shiwilu, is still spoken by some elderly people in the district of Jeberos, but Pilar Valenzuela, Chapman University, California, USA, is supporting a project of revitalisation of the language.) The author of the manuscripts is presumably Samuel Fritz, a Jesuit missionary.
The transcultural processes, noticeable in the codices mentioned above, include the transmission of the cultural background of the author in the domain of religion and education, as well as the transmission of the culture of the Jebero people.
In the instances demonstrating transcultural processes and colonial thinking, we also pay some attention to Samuel Fritz’ description of Jebero, since little is known of this language.
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Proceedings title: Colonialism and missionary linguistics
Publisher: De Gruyter
Place of publication: Berlin/München
Editors: K. Zimmermann, B. Kellermeier-Rehbein
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