On Biocultural Diversity
Linking Language, Knowledge, and the Environment
Edited by Luisa Maffi

Abstract and ordering information

Introduction: On the Interdependence of Biological and Cultural Diversity
Luisa Maffi
Part One: Language, Knowledge, and the Environment: Interdisciplinary Framework
On the Meaning and Moral Imperative of Diversity
David Harmon
Biodiversity and the Loss of Lineages
Brent D. Mishler
Why Linguists Need Languages
Greville G. Corbett
On the Coevolution of Cultural, Linguistic, and Biological Diversity
Eric A. Smith
Prospects for the Persistence of "Endemic" Cultural Systems of Traditional Environmental Knowledge: A Zapotec Example
Eugene S. Hunn
Ecolinguistics, Linguistic Diversity, Ecological Diversity
Peter Mühlhäusler
Cultural Perceptions of Ecological Interactions: An "Endangered People's" Contribution to the Conservation of Biological and Linguistic Diversity
Gary P. Nabhan
The Vanishing Landscape of the Petén Maya Lowlands: People, Plants, Animals, Places, Words, and Spirits
Scott Atran
Dimensions of Attrition in Language Death
Jane H. Hill
Acculturation and Ethnobotanical Knowledge Loss among the Piaroa of Venezuela: Demonstration of a Quantitative Method for the Empirical Study of Traditional Ecological Knowledge Change
Stanford Zent
Measuring the Evolution and Devolution of Folk-Biological Knowledge
Phillip Wolff and Douglas L. Medin
Some Problems of Describing Linguistic and Ecological Knowledge
Andrew Pawley
Linguistic Diversity and Biodiversity: Some Implications for the Language Sciences
Jeffrey Wollock
Part Two: Biocultural Diversity Persistence and Loss: Case Studies
Biodiversity and Loss of Indigenous Languages and Knowledge in South America
Manuel Lizarralde
Aspects and Implications of Ecological Diversity in Forest Societies of the Brazilian Amazon
Katharine Milton
Environment, Culture, and Sirionó Plant Names
William L. Balée
The Endangered Languages of Africa: A Case Study from Botswana
Herman M. Batibo
Threats to Indigenous Knowledge: A Case Study from Eastern Indonesia
Margaret Florey
On the Value of Ecological Knowledge to the Kalam of Papua New Guinea: An Insider's View
Saem Majnep with Andrew Pawley
Wa Huya Ania Ama Vutti Yo'oriwa--The Wilderness World Is Respected Greatly: Truth from the Yoeme Communities of the Sonoran Desert
Felipe S. Molina
Resource Management in Amazonia: Caboclo and Ribereño Traditions
Christine Padoch and Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez
Part Three: Perpetuating the World's Biocultural Diversity: Agenda for Action
Biological and Cultural Diversity: The Inextricable, Linked by Language and Politics
Darrell A. Posey
Linguistic Human Rights in Education for Language Maintenance
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
Language, Knowledge, and Indigenous Heritage Rights
Luisa Maffi
A Tape Documentation Project for Native Brazilian Languages
Denny Moore
The Role of the Global Network of Indigenous Knowledge Resource Centers in the Conservation of Cultural and Biological Diversity
D. Michael Warren
Indigenous Peoples and Conservation: Misguided Myths in the Maya Tropical Forest
James D. Nations
Biocultural Diversity and Local Power in Mexico: Challenging Globalization
Victor M. Toledo
Language, Ethnobotanical Knowledge, and Tropical Public Health
Thomas J. Carlson
Indigenous Peoples and the Uses and Abuses of Ecotourism
Ben G. Blount
Protectors, Prospectors, and Pirates of Biological Resources
Stephen B. Brush
Part Four: A Vision for the Future, and a Plea
Possibilities after Progress
Richard B. Norgaard
Silent No More: California Indians Reclaim Their Culture--And They Invite You to Listen
L. Frank Manriquez