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Sociolinguistic Histories and the Footprint of German in Eastern Central Europe

Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl

in Language and Social Change in Central Europe: Discourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635986
eISBN:
9780748671472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635986.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter constructs a historical context for the study of language(s) in central Europe, emphasising its multilingual and multiethnic nature and the tension between the emergence of ‘national’ ... More


Safa’s Translation and Its Remainders

Nergis Ertürk

in Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Four examines another exemplary novel, Matmazel Noraliya’nın Koltuğu (“Mademoiselle Noralia’s Armchair,” 1949), by the journalist, novelist, and critic Peyami Safa. In a narrative and ... More


Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970

Sumathi Ramaswamy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208049
eISBN:
9780520918795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208049.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Why would love for their language lead several men in southern India to burn themselves alive in its name? This book analyzes the discourses of love, labor, and life that transformed Tamil into an ... More


Violence of/on Languages: The Political Topography of Linguistic Nationalism

Asha Sarangi

in The Weight of Violence: Religion, Language, Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453726
eISBN:
9780199085293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453726.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyzes the relationship between language, religion, and violence as one of a mutually constitutive and reproducible one. This imbricative relationship is located in the contours of ... More


Tracing Linguistic Management through Time: Law as a Lens

Janny H.C. Leung

in Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190210335
eISBN:
9780190210359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190210335.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter offers a historical account of how polities have operated in a linguistically diverse society. Although societal multilingualism has been commonplace throughout human civilization, ... More


Literature and Empire

David Armitage

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205623
eISBN:
9780191676703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205623.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

At the height of British Imperial power, the relationship between literature and Empire seemed self-evident: the expansion of ‘England’ caused an explosion of English literature. English literature ... More


Purism across the Seas

Sonia N. Das

in Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190461775
eISBN:
9780190461805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461775.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Chapter 2 reviews the histories of linguistic nationalism in Québec, Tamil Nadu, and Jaffna to underline how different political outcomes have influenced their ideologies of linguistic purism and ... More


The Christian Hellenism and Linguistic Archaism of Neofytos Doukas

Peter Mackridge

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The priest and teacher Neofytos Doukas (c.1760–1845) was one of the chief proponents of linguistic archaism in modern Greece. A romantic religious nationalist, he believed that the Greeks (i.e. the ... More


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