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Author Altman, Heidi Maryanna
Title Cherokee fishing: Ethnohistorical, ethnoecological, and ethnographic perspectives
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Descript 202 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 63-12, Section: A, page: 4364
Chair: Martha J. Macri
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Davis, 2002
As a discrete, undocumented semantic domain, Eastern Cherokee language about fishing affords a dynamic context in which to examine (1) the relationships between language, environment and culture; (2) the maintenance and adaptation of traditional ecological knowledge to dramatic local changes; (3) dialectal and idiosyncratic variations of Cherokee language fish names; (4) changes in subsistence practices over time; (5) the parallels and divergences between Cherokee language and English vernacular language about fish; and (6) discourse about fishing that reveals attitudes about location, tourism and the construction of contemporary Cherokee identity. These aspects of Cherokee language and culture also provide avenues through which to document the semantic domain of fishing. In its totality this research provides both documentation---of names, practices, and native scientific knowledge---and new perspectives on the processes of language and cultural change
School code: 0029
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 63-12A
Subject Anthropology, Cultural
Language, Linguistics
Alt Author University of California, Davis
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