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La lecture aryasamajiste du Vyākarana

Abstract : Based on various extracts from the works of Svāmī Dayānanda Sarasvatī (1824-1883), the founder (in 1875) of the Ārya Samāj movement, this paper analyzes the way according to which grammar and reformist ideology combine in the XIXth century India. In particular, it shows how the rich and complex history of the knowledge concerning a language may be written again at the mercy of convictions, and how this knowledge, because it is pervaded by sacrality and it symbolizes the glorious past of an age-old civilization, may become an instrument of power.
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Emilie Aussant. La lecture aryasamajiste du Vyākarana. Dossiers d'HEL, SHESL, 2014, Linguistiques d'intervention. Des usages socio-politiques des savoirs sur le langage et les langues, pp.7. ⟨halshs-01100609⟩



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