Colonialism and Grammatical Representation (Heftet)

John Gilchrist and the Analysis of the Hindustani Language in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Serie: Publications of the Philological Society 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2007
Antall sider: 296
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Publications of the Philological Society
ISBN/EAN: 9781405161329
Omtale: Colonialism and Grammatical Representation
A detailed study of Gilchrist's grammatical praxis which presents a picture of the complex relationship between grammatical inquiry and the politics of colonial discourse in the early years of the Indian Empire. * Develops a method of reading colonial grammars that acknowledges both the technical and the political dimensions of the text * Explores the political consequences of the choices that grammarians made that could easily elicit reactions of fear, confusion, and even contempt in colonial observers * Presents a picture of the complex relationship between grammatical inquiry and the politics of colonial discourse in the early years of the Indian Empire

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