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Colonial and Decolonial Linguistics


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1: Ana Deumert and Anne Storch: Introduction: Colonial linguistics then and now Part I: In the Midst 2: Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi and S. Imtiaz Hasnain: Northern perspectives on language and society in India 3: Rajend Mesthrie: Transcending the colonial? Colonial linguistics and George Grierson's Linguistic Survey of India 4: Christine Severo and Sinfree Makoni: Using lusitanization and creolization as frameworks to analyze historical and contemporary Cape Verde language policy and planning 5: Nick Faraclas: On colonization and 'awesome materiality'. A commentary Part II: Echoes, Traces 6: Ingo H. Warnke: Tracing de-/colonial options in German Philology around 1900: The two faces of Hermann Paul (1846-1921) 7: Anette Hoffmann: War and grammar: Acoustic recordings with African prisoners of the First World War (1915-18) 8: Anne Storch: Accomplished works and facts. The family tree project of Africanistics 9: Raewyn Connell: Linguistics and language in the global economy of knowledge. A commentary Part III: On the Poetics of Iconoclasm 10: Bettina Migge: Researching lesser-used endangered languages: Exploring field and documentary linguistics' perspectives on language research 11: Ana Deumert: The missionary in the theatre of linguistics: Or, is a decolonial linguistics possible? 12: Reem Bassiouney: Language ideology and policy in a colonial and postcolonial context: The case of Egypt 13: Ricardo Roque: The decolonizer iconoclast. A commentary Part IV: Sounds of Resistance 14: Andrea Hollington: Jamaican postcolonial writing practices and metalinguistic discourses as a challenge to established norms and standards 15: Pegah Faghiri: Language ideologies and attitudes towards Arabic in contemporary Iran 16: Katharina Monz: Decolonizing decolonization? Desiring pure language in Mali 17: Christopher Stroud: Colonial creep 18: Salikoko S. Mufwene: Decolonial linguistics as paradigm shift. A commentary Part V: On Decoloniality 19: Nick Shepherd: A grammar of decoloniality 20: Walter Mignolo: Walking decolonially with Nick Shepherd

About the Author

Ana Deumert is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Cape Town. She works within the broad field of sociocultural linguistics, with a strong transdisciplinary focus. Her current work explores the use of language in global political movements as well as the contributions that de-/anti-colonial thought can make to (socio)linguistic theory. Her many publications include Introducing Sociolinguistics (with Rajend Mesthrie, Joan Swann, and William Leap; Benjamins, 2009) and Sociolinguistics and Mobile Communication (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). She is a recipient of the Neville Alexander Award for the Promotion of Multilingualism (2014) and the Humboldt Research Award (2016). Anne Storch is Professor of African Linguistics at the University of Cologne. Her work combines contributions on cultural and social contexts of languages, the semiotics of linguistic practices, colonial linguistics, epistemic language and metalinguistics, and linguistic description. Her publications include Secret Manipulations (OUP, 2011), A Grammar of Luwo (Benjamins, 2014), and Language and Tourism in Postcolonial Settings (with Angelika Mietzner; Channel View, 2019), She is co-editor of the journal The Mouth and a recipient of the Leibniz Prize (2017). Nick Shepherd is Associate Professor of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Aarhus University and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria. His current projects are focused on walking as a form of embodied research practice, and on the politics and poetics of water in the Anthropocene. He has held visiting positions at Harvard University, Brown University, the University of Basel, and Colgate University. His recent publications include After Ethics: Ancestral Voices and Post-Disciplinary Worlds in Archaeology (with Alejandro Haber; Springer, 2014) and The Mirror in the Ground: Archaeology, Photography and the Making of a Disciplinary Archive (Jonathan Ball, 2015).

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