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Grammars of Colonialism

Representing Languages in Colonial South Africa

Authors: Gilmour, Rachael

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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.

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RACHAEL GILMOUR is Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

Reviews

'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


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Gilmour, Rachael

  • Language in the Land of the ‘Hottentots’ and ‘Caffres’: European Travellers to the Eastern Cape, 1652–1806

    Pages 14-50

    Gilmour, Rachael

  • Of Translation and Transformation: The Beginning of Missionary Linguistics in South Africa

    Pages 51-66

    Gilmour, Rachael

  • Studying Language in the ‘Moral Wilderness’: Methodist Linguistics in the Eastern Cape

    Pages 67-117

    Gilmour, Rachael

  • Language, Culture, and ‘the Native Mind’: Missionary Language Study in Natal

    Pages 118-168

    Gilmour, Rachael

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eBook £79.50
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Hardcover £99.99
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grammars of Colonialism
Book Subtitle
Representing Languages in Colonial South Africa
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28685-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230286856
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-3381-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 231
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