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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. that they had the languages placed into writing, defined their grammar and lexicon, and labored in the direction of a standardization, which frequently 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 categorical pursuits of the reliable management. typically, it didn't support to forestall (or even strengthened) the displacement and discrimination of these languages, regardless of repeatedly supplying their first actual (sometimes striking, occasionally fallacious) descriptions.

This quantity provides exemplary stories on Catholic and Protestant missionary linguistics, within the framework of the respective colonial state of affairs and regulations below Spanish, German, or British rule. The contributions disguise colonial contexts in Latin the United States, Africa, and Asia around the centuries. They show how missionaries facing linguistic analyses and outlines cooperated with colonial associations and the way their linguistic wisdom contributed to ecu domination.

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