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The chapter explores the historical and contemporary ideological effects of language contact in the highlands of Ecuador, where the pre-Columbian language (Canari) was overlain by Quechua in the pre-Conquest period, and Quechua was overtaken by Spanish from the 16th century onwards. These layers of linguistic and cultural history are still in evidence in the way that both Quechua and Spanish are spoken in this part of the Andes, and the idea that Canari 'survives' in some form has become an important component of indigenous political discourse in the postcolonial period. The topic is highly relevant in the context of current concerns about language endangerment worldwide.
Author(s): Howard R
Editor(s): Carlin, E.B., van de Kerke, S.
Series Editor(s): Beck, D., Crevels, M., van der Voort, H., Zavala, R.
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Linguistics and Archaeology in the Americas: The Historization of Language and Society
Series Title: Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Place Published: Leiden and Boston
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