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Grammars of Colonialism: Representing Languages in Colonial South Africa (Hardback)
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Grammars of Colonialism: Representing Languages in Colonial South Africa (Hardback)

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Hardback 231 Pages / Published: 10/10/2006
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The study of languages was crucial to colonial power in 18th and 19th-century South Africa. This important book examines representations of the South African Bantu languages Xhosa and Zulu, revealing the ways in which colonial linguistics contributed to both the making of the colonial order and to instabilities at the heart of the project.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403933812
Number of pages: 231
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 19 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.


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'G[ilmour] has a good command of the source material; her style is lucid and readable; and she deftly weaves linguistic and sociopolitical threads together, from the critical perspective of postcolonial studies.' - Paul T. Roberge, Historiographia Linguistica

'Gilmour knows how languages work and she has provided an excellent foundation for the study of their history.' - Patrick Harries, Journal of Southern African Studies

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