Download PDF by Klaus Zimmermann,Birte Kellermeier-Rehbein: Colonialism and Missionary Linguistics (Koloniale und

By Klaus Zimmermann,Birte Kellermeier-Rehbein

ISBN-10: 3110360489

ISBN-13: 9783110360486

A lot of what we all know approximately “exotic languages” is owed to the linguistic actions of missionaries. they'd the languages positioned into writing, defined their grammar and lexicon, and labored in the direction of a standardization, which regularly got here with Eurocentric manipulation. Colonial missionary paintings as highbrow (religious) conquest shaped a part of the Europeans' political colonial rule, even though it occasionally went opposed to the explicit goals of the respectable management. generally, it didn't aid to prevent (or even bolstered) the displacement and discrimination of these languages, regardless of usually offering their first actual (sometimes extraordinary, occasionally improper) descriptions.

This quantity provides exemplary reports on Catholic and Protestant missionary linguistics, within the framework of the respective colonial scenario and regulations less than Spanish, German, or British rule. The contributions disguise colonial contexts in Latin the US, Africa, and Asia around the centuries. They reveal how missionaries facing linguistic analyses and outlines cooperated with colonial associations and the way their linguistic wisdom contributed to eu domination.

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