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> Power (Paperback)
> by Joseph Errington
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Table.
1. The Linguistic in the Colonial.
2. Early Conversions, or, How Spanish Friars Made the Little Jump.
3. Imaging the Linguistic Past.
4. Philology's Evolutions.
5. Between Pentecost and Pidgins.
6. Colonial Linguists, (Proto)-National Languages.
7. Postcolonial Postscript.
From the Publisher
The knowledge of "exotic" languages was an important instrument of
colonial power, making linguistic studies a necessary part of colonial
work. Drawing on both original texts and critical literature,
Linguistics in a Colonial World surveys the methods, meanings, and
uses of early linguistic projects. Examining their effects in the
shaping of identities and communities, this book also uncovers how
early endeavors in linguistics were used to aid in overcoming
practical and ideological difficulties faced in colonial rule.
Additionally, this volume looks at how the linguistic face of colonial
scholarship's history continues to shape the way we think about
language and cultural difference today, bringing new insight into the
post-colonial controversies of endangered languages and language
rights in the globalized twenty-first century.