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Words have a past : the English language, colonialism, and the newspapers of Indian boarding schools / Jane Griffith.

Author/Creator:
Griffith, Jane, 1983- author.
Publication:
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2019] , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Indian students -- Canada -- Intellectual life.
Indian press -- Canada -- History.
Student newspapers and periodicals -- Canada -- History.
Indian students -- Press coverage -- Canada.
Indians of North America -- Languages -- Social aspects.
Sociolinguistics -- Canada.
Discrimination in education -- Canada -- History.
Discrimination in education.
Indian press.
Indians of North America -- Languages -- Social aspects.
Sociolinguistics.
Student newspapers and periodicals.
Canada.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"For nearly 100 years, Indian boarding schools in Canada and the US produced newspapers read by white settlers, government officials, and Indigenous parents. These newspapers were used as a settler colonial tool, yet within these tightly controlled narratives there also existed sites of resistance. This book traces colonial narratives of language, time, and place from the nineteenth-century to the present day, post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Bury the lede: introduction
Printer's devil: the trade of newspapers
Indigenous languages did not disappear: English language instruction
"Getting Indian words": representations of indigenous languages
Ahead by a century: time on paper
Anachronishm: reading the nineteenth century today
Layout: space, place, and land
Concluding thoughts.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-298) and index.
ISBN:
1487521553
9781487501617
9781487521554
1487501617
OCLC:
1065733437
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