Drawing on either unique texts and important literature, Linguistics in a Colonial World surveys the tools, meanings, and makes use of of early linguistic tasks round the world.
- Explores how early endeavours in linguistics have been used to assist in overcoming sensible and ideological problems of colonial rule
- Traces the makes use of and results of colonial linguistic initiatives within the shaping of identities and groups that have been lower than, or towards, imperial regimes
- Examines enduring impacts of colonial linguistics in modern puzzling over language and cultural difference
- Brings new perception into post-colonial controversies together with endangered languages and language rights within the globalized twenty-first century
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