Colonialism and Grammatical Representation: John Gilchrist and the Analysis of the Hindustani Language in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Cen
By: Richard Steadman-Jones (author)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
Richard Steadman-Jones teaches in the School of English at the University of Sheffield.
Preface.Introduction.Part I: Contexts:.1. The Political Context.2. The Personal Context.3. The Intellectual Context.Part II: Case Studies:.4. Noun Case.5. The Verbal System.6. Dialogues and Familiar Phrases.7. Etymology.Conclusion.Bibliography
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