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The Resource Language and colonial power : the appropriation of Swahili in the former Belgian Congo, 1880-1938, Johannes Fabian ; foreword by Edward Said

Language and colonial power : the appropriation of Swahili in the former Belgian Congo, 1880-1938, Johannes Fabian ; foreword by Edward Said

Label
Language and colonial power : the appropriation of Swahili in the former Belgian Congo, 1880-1938
Title
Language and colonial power
Title remainder
the appropriation of Swahili in the former Belgian Congo, 1880-1938
Statement of responsibility
Johannes Fabian ; foreword by Edward Said
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this study, inquiry will be directed to the past, and it will, for many reasons, have to reach into a past which is rather remote from present-day Shaba Swahili. The author's principal concern remains with a contemporary situation, namely the role of Swahili in the context of work, industrial, artisanal, and artistic. When it was first formulated, the aim of my project was to describe what might be called the workers' culture of Shaba, through analyses of communicative (sociolinguistic) and cognitive (ethnosemantic) aspects of language use
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fabian, Johannes
Dewey number
496/.392/0967518
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PL8704.Z9
LC item number
Z283 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swahili language
  • Katanga (Congo)
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Swahili language
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Swahili (taal)
  • Koloniaal bestuur
  • Shaba
  • Kongo (Kinshasa)
Label
Language and colonial power : the appropriation of Swahili in the former Belgian Congo, 1880-1938, Johannes Fabian ; foreword by Edward Said
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- A note on names and orthography -- Introduction -- 1 Prelude: expeditions and campaigns -- Polyglotta Africana -- Swahili guides for the road -- On the road: language and travel -- End of the road -- 2 Questions and queries -- A question of law and rights: language and the Colonial Charter -- A question of facts: language in an early government survey -- Responses from businessmen and administrators -- Responses from missionaries and educators -- A question of power: warnings from Katanga -- Some general conclusions -- 3 Settling in: colonization and language -- Missions, education and the oeuvre civilisatrice -- Missionary linguistics -- Religious and secular colonization: common ground -- Language guides and teaching aids -- Colonial language training in Belgium -- 4 Labor and language in Katanga -- Labor in Katanga: a complicated story -- Swahili as a symbol of 'reorientation': consolidation of Belgian rule in Katanga -- Swahili as a work-language: some structural determinants -- 5 Talking tough and bad: pidginization in Katanga -- Missionaries teaching colonists -- Colonists teaching colonists: a guide for farmers in Katanga -- The most common words in Katanga: a curious early manual -- Conclusion: no missing link -- 6 The end: illusions of colonial power -- Swahili and symbolic power -- Codified Swahili in the eastern Congo: an inventory 191838 -- 'Improved Swahili': Union Mini232;re and A. Verbeken -- A voice not heard: A. M233;lignon and the 'rehabilitation' of Swahili in Katanga -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
44965782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520911864
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7xbdq7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44965782
Label
Language and colonial power : the appropriation of Swahili in the former Belgian Congo, 1880-1938, Johannes Fabian ; foreword by Edward Said
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- A note on names and orthography -- Introduction -- 1 Prelude: expeditions and campaigns -- Polyglotta Africana -- Swahili guides for the road -- On the road: language and travel -- End of the road -- 2 Questions and queries -- A question of law and rights: language and the Colonial Charter -- A question of facts: language in an early government survey -- Responses from businessmen and administrators -- Responses from missionaries and educators -- A question of power: warnings from Katanga -- Some general conclusions -- 3 Settling in: colonization and language -- Missions, education and the oeuvre civilisatrice -- Missionary linguistics -- Religious and secular colonization: common ground -- Language guides and teaching aids -- Colonial language training in Belgium -- 4 Labor and language in Katanga -- Labor in Katanga: a complicated story -- Swahili as a symbol of 'reorientation': consolidation of Belgian rule in Katanga -- Swahili as a work-language: some structural determinants -- 5 Talking tough and bad: pidginization in Katanga -- Missionaries teaching colonists -- Colonists teaching colonists: a guide for farmers in Katanga -- The most common words in Katanga: a curious early manual -- Conclusion: no missing link -- 6 The end: illusions of colonial power -- Swahili and symbolic power -- Codified Swahili in the eastern Congo: an inventory 191838 -- 'Improved Swahili': Union Mini232;re and A. Verbeken -- A voice not heard: A. M233;lignon and the 'rehabilitation' of Swahili in Katanga -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
44965782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520911864
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7xbdq7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44965782

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