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What colonial legacy?: The Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (House of Language) and Malaysia’s cultural decolonization

Rachel Leow

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This essay argues that an examination of the cultural effects of decolonisation can yield a clearer appreciation of the combined role of both coloniser and colonised in the making of the postcolonial ... More


Accent as Archive: Yiddish and Language Biographies

Hannah Pollin-Galay

in Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300226041
eISBN:
9780300235531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226041.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the symbolic valences of the Yiddish language in all three ecologies. As idioms of new life, of reordering, the very sounding of English or Hebrew speech on tape establishes a ... More


Learning Languages in Early Modern England

John Gallagher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198837909
eISBN:
9780191874505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837909.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

In 1578, the author, teacher, translator, and lexicographer John Florio wrote of English that it was ‘a language that wyl do you good in England, but passe Dover, it is woorth nothing’. Florio lived ... More


Introduction

Richard Ashdowne and Carolinne White

in Latin in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266083
eISBN:
9780191851476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266083.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The use of Latin in the medieval world is so fundamental a fact that it is commonly not remarked upon and rarely discussed in detail. Yet its continued use in Europe after the demise of the Roman ... More


Traces of a Multilingual World: Hindavi in Persian Texts

Francesca Orsini

in After Timur Left: Culture and Circulation in Fifteenth-Century North India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450664
eISBN:
9780199085019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450664.003.0014
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter offers an analysis of multilingualism and vernacularization in north Indian literary culture in the fifteenth century. Asking why there are few traces of Hindavi in Persian writings of ... More


Confusio Linguarum Redux: Moravian Missions, Multilingualism, and the Search for a Spiritual Language

Patrick M. Erben

in A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835579
eISBN:
9781469601342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838198_erben.13
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This conclusion focuses on Moravian missionaries, multilingualism, and the spiritual language. For Moravian missionaries, multilingualism was certainly a practical obstacle to communication, but it ... More


Conclusion

John Gallagher

in Learning Languages in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198837909
eISBN:
9780191874505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837909.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

The conclusion brings together the arguments made in the book’s four central chapters, in order to show the unique contribution the book makes. As the first full-length book on the topic, it opens up ... More


The Literary and the Political in the Fifteenth Century

Pankaj Jha

in A Political History of Literature: Vidyapati and the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489558
eISBN:
9780199095360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489558.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

Historians rarely write about the fifteenth century in north India. When they do, it is within certain set frames, for instance, as an interregnum, or as part of ‘regional’ histories. Occasionally, ... More


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