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Linguistics in a colonial world : a story of language, meaning, and power

Author: James Joseph Errington; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
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Drawing on both original texts and critical literature, Linguistics in a Colonial World surveys the methods, meanings, and uses of early linguistic projects around the world.:.; Explores how early endeavours in linguistics were used to aid in overcoming practical and ideological difficulties of colonial rule.; Traces the uses and effects of colonial linguistic projects in the shaping of identities and communities  Read more...
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Errington, James Joseph, 1951-
Linguistics in a colonial world.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(DLC) 2007014517
(OCoLC)123029528
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Joseph Errington; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9780470690765 0470690763 9780470680490 0470680490 9780470765982 0470765984 9786611069001 6611069003
OCLC Number: 214281783
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 199 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Joseph Errington.
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Drawing on both original texts and critical literature, Linguistics in a Colonial World surveys methods, meanings, and uses of early linguistic projects during and after the colonial era.  Read more...

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