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dc.contributor.advisor Urrutibeheity, Hector N.
dc.creatorDunaway, Margaret Ruth Leland
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:07:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:07:25Z
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/13353
dc.description.abstract The relatively small number of Paleography texts currently available are all of a similar format. Each includes reproductions of manuscripts which illustrate the principal handwriting styles of a given era. Some of the texts also mention a degenerative transformational process, especially evident in Spain, which resulted from the need for a more rapid execution of official correspondence. Because of the inordinate amount of documentation produced in Spain and her American colonies and the presence of colonial scribes who had been trained in Spain, a similar process is presumed to be evident in the New World. The sixteenth-century colonial documents included in this study were found to be representative of such a process. The documents were also found to be representative of sixteenth-century Spanish orthographic conventions and thus attest to the New World's conformity to these linguistic phenomena.
dc.format.extent 183 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectLanguage
Latin American literature
Anthropology
Archaeology
dc.title Paleographic and orthographic characteristics of certain sixteenth century Spanish-American letters
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Hispanic and Classical Studies
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Dunaway, Margaret Ruth Leland. "Paleographic and orthographic characteristics of certain sixteenth century Spanish-American letters." (1989) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13353.


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