Linguistics in a Colonial World A Story of Language, Meaning, and Power

ISBN-10: 1405105704

ISBN-13: 9781405105705

Edition: 2007

Authors: Joseph Errington

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Because knowledge of exotic languages was so important for colonial power, linguistic scholarship was a crucial contributing element to colonial regimes. Linguistics in a Colonial World draws both on original texts and critical literature to survey methods, meanings, and uses of work by linguists in and for colonial projects. By tracing the shaping effects of the work of linguists on identities and communities, this book foregrounds the field's larger meanings and uses to confront broad practical and ideological challenges of colonial rule. Additionally, this volume traces continuities between colonial scholarship and current ways of thinking about language and cultural difference to offer new perspectives on post-colonial controversies about language endangerment and language rights in the globalized twenty-first century.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Figures and Table
The Linguistic in the Colonial
Early Conversions, or, How Spanish Friars Made the Little Jump
Imaging the Linguistic Past
Philology's Evolutions
Between Pentecost and Pidgins
Colonial Linguists, (Proto)-National Languages
Postcolonial Postscript
References
Language Index
Persons Index
Subject Index
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