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Language And Colonial Power
     

Language And Colonial Power

by Edward W. Said (Foreword by), Johannes Fabian
 

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In this study, inquiry will be directed to the past, and it will, for many reasons, have to reach into a past which is rather remote from present-day Shaba Swahili. The author's principal concern remains with a contemporary situation, namely the role of Swahili in the context of work, industrial, artisanal, and artistic. When it was first formulated, the aim

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In this study, inquiry will be directed to the past, and it will, for many reasons, have to reach into a past which is rather remote from present-day Shaba Swahili. The author's principal concern remains with a contemporary situation, namely the role of Swahili in the context of work, industrial, artisanal, and artistic. When it was first formulated, the aim of my project was to describe what might be called the workers' culture of Shaba, through analyses of communicative (sociolinguistic) and cognitive (ethnosemantic) aspects of language use. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520076259
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/19/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Johannes Fabian is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and author of Time and the Other and Power and Performance.

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