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    ... TOC from bn.com Table of Contents Preface. Acknowledgments. List of Figures and Table. 1. The Linguistic in the Colonial. 2. Early Conversions, or, How
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      > Linguistics in a Colonial World: A Story of Language, Meaning, and
      > Power (Paperback)
      > by Joseph Errington

      TOC from bn.com


      Table of Contents
      Preface.

      Acknowledgments.

      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.

      References.

      Language Index.

      Persons Index.

      Subject Index

      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.
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