Archaeologies

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 186–189 | Cite as

Linguistic Imperialism and Minoan Archaeology (Greece)

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Abstract

This contribution to the debate about Anglo- and non-Anglo archaeologies briefly describes the issue from the point of view of Minoan Archaeology (Crete, Greece). The authors seek to problematise (English) language use within this discipline and highlight the complexity of archaeological discourses.

Resumen

Esta contribución a la discusión sobre arqueologías anglófonas y no anglófonas describe brevemente el asunto desde el punto de vista de la arqueología Minoica (Creta, Grecia). Los autores buscan a problematizar el idioma (en este caso el inglés) utilizado en esta disciplina y destacar la complejidad de los discursos arqueológicos.

Résumé

Cette contribution au débat entre archéologues anglophones et archéologues non-anglophones présente brièvement la question du point de vue de l’archéologie minoenne (Crète, Grèce). Les auteurs cherchent à problématiser l’utilisation de la langue (anglaise) dans le cadre de la discipline et à souligner la complexité du discourt archéologique.

References Cited

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  3. Simandiraki, A., and T. Grimshaw (forthcoming). The Branding of Minoan Archaeology. In Building Bridges with the Past: The Significance of Memory and Tradition in the Genesis and Transmission of Culture, edited by M. Georgiadis and C. Gallou. British Archaeological Reports (BAR) International SeriesGoogle Scholar

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© World Archaeological Congress 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Baccalaureate Research Team, Department of EducationUniversity of BathClaverton Down, BathUK

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