Colonialism and Grammatical Representation: John Gilchrist and the Analysis of the `Hindustani' Language in the late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries - Publications of the Philological Society (Paperback)Richard Steadman-Jones (author)
Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 16/04/2007
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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
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 416 g
Dimensions: 228 x 150 x 12 mm
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