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The History Of Tamil Language Science And The Western Connection 1543-1875


Learning Tamil in the early modern world had connected so many people of various nationalities and such connectivity was without any bias. This book treats in great detail and quite innovatively the stages of development of the study of Tamil language by several missionary individuals during the mid-16th to mid-19th century. It establishes the growth of relationships in the spread of Tamil all over the globe and more particularly in European countries with comparative linguistic interests. The volume provides a new, clear-sighted and thought-provoking account of the missionary linguists and linguistics who wrote Tamil grammars, compiled multiple dictionaries and word-indices after their arrival on the Tamil coast. It examines the forms and contexts of use of the language and how grammatical and lexicographical ideas first came to be expressed through the medium of paper manuscripts in several European languages into the public sphere. The author has made a skilful perusal of the hand-written and printed texts and traced the pioneer missionaries highlighting the more advanced and refined linguistic contribution. 

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The Love for Language: Arrival of the Missionaries and Learning Tamil, 1543-1841. I. From Pre-modern to modern Tamil Language and Grammar in Missionary Dialogue: 3. Studying Tamil Grammar, Generating Grammars in European Languages and Circulating Paper Manuscripts, 1549-1855. 4. Printing Tamil Grammar in Latin and English for the Western Audience, 1716-1843. 5. Louis Savinien Dupuis in Pondicherry and Printing Tamil Grammar in French, Tamil and Latin and its Reception around the World, 1845-63. II. Missionaries, Linguistics and Tamil Multiple Dicationaries in discourse and difference: 6. The Birth of Bi-Lingual and Tri-Lingual Dictionary in Tamil: Missionary Enterprises and the Manuscripts Prepared and Circulated, 1549-1773. 7. Printing Bi-Lingual Dictionaries and the Thesaurus of Tamil Language at Ambalakaadu and Madras for the Western Audience, 1679-1841. 8. Louis Savinien Dupuis in Pondicherry and Printing the Tri-Lingual and Bi-Lingual Dictionaries for the Tamil Audience, 1846-75. 9. Conclusion. Select Bibliography. Index.

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Title The History Of Tamil Language Science And The Western Connection 1543-1875
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.10.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789353240769
length 252p.