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dc.contributor.authorLarson, Pier M.
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-03T15:53:01Z
dc.date.available2008-04-03T15:53:01Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationComparative Studies in Society and History 2007;49(3):582–610.en_US
dc.identifier.issnDOI: 10.1017/S0010417507000631
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/32700
dc.description.abstractEuropean expansion from the fifteenth century produced much writing on, and sometimes in, non-European languages that served a broad array of imperial interests. Most European ventures into what one scholar has termed “colonial linguistics” were based on investigations among speakers of native tongues in the regions in which those speakers normally resided, twining language studies with observed “native” cultural qualities and setting out territories of colonial interest defined by local language and culture.1 Fewer colonial linguists ventured into plural societies to study the linguae francae of trade and labor that enabled communication across broad cultural and language differences, in part because such zones were considered dangerous and unstable, or lacking in mother tongues. Fewer still elected destinations of forced migration such as slave societies or freedmen’s towns and villages to examine the mother tongues of persons who had come coercively from afar, though many such settings in certain periods offered a rich menu of languages for study.2 1 Joseph Errington, “Colonial Linguistics,” Annual Review of Anthropology 30 (2001): 19–39. 2 Among the works of this nature are Alonso de Sandoval, Naturaleza policia sagrada y profana, costumbres y ritos, disciplina i cathecismo evange´lico de todos Etiopes (Sevilla, 1627); Sigismund Wilhelm Koelle, Polyglotta Africana: Or, a Comparative Vocabulary of Nearly Three Hundred Words and Phrases in More than One Hundred Distinct African Languages (London, 1854).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch was generously funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship administered by the American Council of Learned Societies.en_US
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dc.publisherComparative Studies in Society and Historyen_US
dc.subjectMalagasyen_US
dc.subjectMascarenesen_US
dc.subjectFrench Revolutionen_US
dc.titleMalagasy at the Mascarenesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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