By Rosanna Masiola, Renato Tomei
This publication deals a brand new standpoint at the position 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 reviews, 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 with regards to Reggae song and the increase of Rastafarians, and Bob Marley’s ‘untranslatable’ lyrics. This e-book should be of curiosity to students of Caribbean experiences and to linguists drawn to pushing the present Eurocentric barriers of translation studies.
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Merchants often noted the importance of refreshing, and among the many visitors when the ship reached ‘Final Passage’ there were also earlier survivors of Middle Passage” (O’Malley 2014: 36). 11. The Lorimer edition (2006) has facing-page versions, the Lambeth Palace MS 250 and the printed version of the Discovery, where the rambling Raleigh manuscript has been supervised by Sir Robert Cecil. Lorimer’s edition has “Walter Ralegh”, whereas the present study normalized it to the more common “Raleigh”.
Whittle, T. 1997 (1970). The plant hunters. Tales of botanists explorers who enriched our gardens. Guildford/New York: The Lions Press. Williams, G. (2013). Naturalists at sea. From Dampier to Darwin. New Have/ London: Yale University Press. Woodward, J. (1696). Brief instructions for making observations in all parts of the world etc. London: Wilkin. Wright, I. ). (1929). Spanish documents concerning English voyages to the Caribbean, 1527–1568. London: Hakluyt Society. CHAPTER 2 Multilingual Phytonymy: Ecotranslation and Vernaculars Abstract In the intricate linguistic archipelago of the Caribbean, there are impacting factors in the dynamics of descriptions and accounts related to flora as outlined in the sequential phases in the ‘Introduction’ and ‘Perspectives on the Caribbean Flora’ sections.
MASIOLA AND R. TOMEI 14. The English translation of the College of Physician’s Pharmacopoeia by Culpeper brought him enemies. In 1653, he released the English Physician and The Complete Herbal. 15. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, Dioscorides’s Materia medica (first century ad) was still the main source for reference. Pliny’s Naturalis Historia, translated into English in 1601, received a new life. Otto Brunfels published his Herbarium in Latin in 1540, followed by “German fathers of botany”, Jerome Bock (1539) and Leonhard Fuchs (1542).
Descriptions, Translations and the Caribbean: From Fruits to Rastafarians by Rosanna Masiola, Renato Tomei