Colonialism and Grammatical Representation : John Gilchrist and the Analysis of the Hindustani Language in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, Paperback Book

Colonialism and Grammatical Representation : John Gilchrist and the Analysis of the Hindustani Language in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries Paperback

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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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Grammar, syntax
  • ISBN: 9781405161329

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