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Ocean of Letters Language and Creolization in an Indian Ocean Diaspora

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ISBN-10: 0521739578

ISBN-13: 9780521739573

Edition: 2009

Authors: Pier M. Larson

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of figures
List of maps, tables and graphs
Archives abbreviations
Textual notes and acknowledgements
Language and creolization
Empire, literacy, time
The Malagasy, their tongue, and their enslavement
Islam and literacy
Conversation and the catechism
A mobile language
Exchanges and impressions
Diviners' repertories
Interplay of tongue and manuscript
Conversation and the catechism
The work of the Word
Lazarists and the vernacular
A lexicon for merchant and planter
Slavery and the short catechism
The lessons and tensions of colonial linguistics
The colonial study
Origins of a colonial-creole intellectual
Lexicographer and encyclopedist
An empire of Protestant letters
Divergent methods of cleric and savant
The multilingual street
Prison and mountain
The vernacular life of the street
Cr�olit� as agility
Listening through the census
Renaissance: Reading and affiliation
Emancipation and evangelicals
Governors and unknown tongues
Forming Malagasy villages
Multilingual evangelism
Reading the vernacular word
Names and identities
Ocean of letters
Epistolary conversation
Couriers and passwords
Commodities, news, and patriots
Imagining the nation at Mauritius
Figments of nation: the Comores
Arrested cosmopolitans
Pathways of language and cr�olit�