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Colonialism and missionary linguistics

Author: Klaus Zimmermann; Birte Kellermeier-Rehbein
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2015]
Series: Koloniale und postkoloniale Linguistik, Bd. 5.; Koloniale und Postkoloniale Linguistik / Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics (KPL/CPL)
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Missionaries played a central role in establishing colonialism (intellectual conquest) inasmuch as they described the "exotic languages" they encountered as an instrument of their missionary work. The language standardization they worked towards often came with Eurocentric manipulation. This volume provides detailed insight into the interrelationship of colonialism, mission, language, and linguistics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zimmermann, Klaus.
Colonialism and Missionary Linguistics.
Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Zimmermann; Birte Kellermeier-Rehbein
ISBN: 9783110403176 311040317X 3110360489 9783110360486 9783110403206 311040320X
OCLC Number: 908080002
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Selected papers from the Seventh international Conference on Missionary linguistics, Bremen, 28 February-2 March 2012 -- Preface.
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages). 1 online resource (x, 266 pages).
Contents: Preface --
Part 1. General aspects. --
From missionary linguistics to colonial linguistics / Thomas Stolz, Ingo H. Warnke --
Part 2. Africa. --
Missionary descriptions in a colonial context / Clara mortamet, Céline Amourette --
Case in selected grammars of Swahili / Susanne Hackmack --
The first missionary linguistics in Fernando Po / Susana Castillo-Rodríguez --
Imagined communities, invented tribe? / Martina Anissa Strommer --
Pre-colonial language policy of the Rhenish Mission Society perceived as the type of Gustav Warneck's mission doctrine? / Stefan Castelli --
Reducing languages to writing / Cécile Van den Avenne --
Part 3. America. --
Transculturation, assimilation, and appropriation in the missionary representation of Nahuatl / Catherine Fountain --
Connections between the scientific discourse and the frontier missions in the surroundings of the Viceroyalty of New Granada / Micaela Carrera de la Red, Francisco José Zamora Salamanca --
Examples of transcultural processes in two colonial linguistic documents on Jebero (Peru) / Astrid Alexander-Bakkerus --
Index of persons (including authors) --
Index of languages --
Index of subjects.
Series Title: Koloniale und postkoloniale Linguistik, Bd. 5.; Koloniale und Postkoloniale Linguistik / Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics (KPL/CPL)
Responsibility: edited by Klaus Zimmermann and Birte Kellermeier-Rehbein.

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