The Traditional Ecological Knowledge of the Solega

A Linguistic Perspective

  • Aung Si

Part of the Ethnobiology book series (EBL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Aung Si
    Pages 1-29
  3. Aung Si
    Pages 97-134
  4. Aung Si
    Pages 135-172
  5. Aung Si
    Pages 173-196
  6. Aung Si
    Pages 197-226
  7. Aung Si
    Pages 227-237
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-252

About this book


This book covers the ethnobiology and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of the Solega people of southern India. Solega TEK is shown to be a complex, inter-related network of detailed observations of natural phenomena, well-reasoned and often highly accurate theorizing, as well as a belief system, derived from cultural norms, regarding the relationships between humans and other species on the one hand, and between non-human species on the other. As language-based studies are strongly biased toward investigations of ethno-taxonomy and nomenclature, the importance of studying TEK in its proper context is discussed as making context and encyclopedic knowledge the objects of study are essential for a proper understanding of TEK.


Anthropology Ecology Ethnobiology Linguistics Taxonomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Aung Si
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Languages and LinguisticsUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24679-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24681-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-7553
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-7561
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