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Languages and Nations : Conversations in Colonial South India.

Author: Thomas R Trautmann
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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British rule of India brought together different traditions of scholarship about language, whose conjuncture led to several intellectual breakthroughs. This book examines these developments, and shows how elements of the Indian analysis of language have been folded into historical linguistics, and are unseen but nevertheless living elements.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Trautmann
ISBN: 9780520931909 0520931904
OCLC Number: 476020847
Description: 1 online resource (322 pages)
Contents: Title; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; 1 Explosion in the Grammar Factory; 2 Pânini and Tolkappiyar; 3 Ellis and His Circle; 4 The College; 5 The Dravidian Proof; 6 Legacies; 7 Conclusions; Appendix A. The Legend of the Cow-Pox; Appendix B. The Dravidian Proof; Bibliography; Index.

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British rule of India brought together different traditions of scholarship about language, whose conjuncture led to several intellectual breakthroughs. This book examines these developments, and shows how elements of the Indian analysis of language have been folded into historical linguistics, and are unseen but nevertheless living elements.

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