Making the Local Foreign: Shared Language and History in Southern India

@article{Mitchell2006MakingTL,
  title={Making the Local Foreign: Shared Language and History in Southern India},
  author={Lisa P Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of Linguistic Anthropology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={229-248}
}
  • Lisa P Mitchell
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • Journal of Linguistic Anthropology
  • This article explores tensions present in the encounter between British colonial understandings of language and local southern Indian categories of linguistic analysis as they appear within Telugu textual sources. It traces the introduction of a new notion of the "foreign" into existing southern Indian discourses on language and examines the displacement of intelligibility as an important reference point for analyzing language use. It furthermore argues that colonial scholars of Telugu… CONTINUE READING
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