Linguistics in a Colonial World: A Story of Language, Meaning, and Power
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Explores how early endeavours in linguistics were used to aid in overcoming practical and ideological difficulties of colonial rule
- Traces the uses and effects of colonial linguistic projects in the shaping of identities and communities that were under, or in opposition to, imperial regimes
- Examines enduring influences of colonial linguistics in contemporary thinking about language and cultural difference
- Brings new insight into post-colonial controversies including endangered languages and language rights in the globalized twenty-first century