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By Rosanna Masiola,Renato Tomei

ISBN-10: 3319409360

ISBN-13: 9783319409368

This publication bargains a brand new viewpoint at the function performed by way of colonial descriptions and translation of Caribbean crops in representations of Caribbean tradition. via thorough exam of Caribbean phytonyms in lexicography, colonization, historical past, songs and translation experiences, the authors argue that the Westernisation of vernacular phytonyms, whereas systematizing the nomenclature, blurred and erased the cultural culture of Caribbean crops and medicinal herbs. technique of transmission and renovation of this oral tradition was once within the plantation songs and herb seller songs. Musical creativity is a robust kind of resistance, as in terms of Reggae song and the increase of Rastafarians, and Bob Marley’s ‘untranslatable’ lyrics. This ebook should be of curiosity to students of Caribbean reports and to linguists attracted to pushing the present Eurocentric obstacles of translation studies.

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