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Colonialism and Grammatical Representation

Author: STEADMAN-JONES, RICHARD
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Pub Date: 16/04/2007
ISBN: 9781405161329
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Quick overview 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.
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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

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