Essays in the History of Linguistics

Essays in the History of Linguistics

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The present volume follows the author's tradition of bringing together at certain intervals selections of articles which more often than not had previously been published in not easily accessible places, or which had not been published before. These papers do not typically represent mere reprints but in most instances thoroughly revised versions.This volume contains twelve articles organized under three headings, qProgrammatic Papers in the History of Linguistics, q qStudies in Linguistic Historiography, q and qSketches historiographical and (auto)biographical, q plus as an appendix a complete list of Zellig Harris' writings as an illustration of Koerner's penchant for and belief in the importance of good bibliographies as a basis for historical research. While the first two sections, which take up the bulk of the volume, either show the author as an historian engage or demonstrate his work as a historiographer of 19th and 20th century linguistics, the third section is much shorter and less heavy going. Indexes of Biographical Names and of Subjects, Terms a Languages round out the volume, which also contains a number of portraits of linguists and other illustrations.185) also reports that Firth had encouraged William Sidney Allen (b.1918) aquot;to study the ancient Sanskrit phoneticians ... perhaps in part because I wrote my book Ancient and Mediaeval Grammatical Theory, and then the A Short History of Linguistics, [. ... 6 Asa matter of fact, Allen had brought out a paper on aquot;Ancient Ideas on the Origin and Development of Languageaquot;, ... aquot;particularlyaquot; to Langendoen (1968) aquot;[f]or an external view of Firtha#39;s wide-ranging influence on the a#39;London Schoola#39;aquot;;anbsp;...

Title:Essays in the History of Linguistics
Author: E. F. K. Koerner
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2004-01-01

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