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The philosophical foundations of Humboldt's linguistic doctrines

Author: Martin L Manchester
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1985.
Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series III,, Studies in the history of the language sciences ;, v. 32.
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Manchester, Martin L.
Philosophical foundations of Humboldt's linguistic doctrines.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1985
(OCoLC)571414243
Named Person: Wilhelm Humboldt, Freiherr von; Wilhelm Humboldt, Freiherr von; Wilhelm von Humboldt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin L Manchester
ISBN: 9027245142 9789027245144
OCLC Number: 12051715
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xi, 216 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Preface, pVII; 2. Key to Abbreviations, pIX; 3. Introduction, p1; 4. 0.1 Introduction, p1; 5. 0.2 A brief review of the secondary literature, p4; 6. 0.3 The structure of Humboldt's philosophy of language, p10; 7. Part One: The Philosophical Foundations; 8. Chapter One: Humboldt's Philosophical Background, p17; 9. Chapter Two: The Psychological Function of Language, p29; 10. 2.1 Introduction, p29; 11. 2.2 The term 'articulation', p31; 12. 2.3 Signification and conceptualization, p34; 13. 2.4 Earlier versions of the articulation argument, p41; 14. Chapter Three: Humboldt's Theory of Designation, p51; 15. 3.1 Introduction, p51; 16. 3.2 Lexical designation, p53; 17. 3.3 Grammatical designation, p60; 18. Chapter Four: General Aspects of Language Variation, p67; 19. 4.1 Introduction, p67; 20. 4.2 Different kinds of language variation, p68; 21. 4.3 Humboldt's treatment of universal grammar, p70; 22. 4.4 The terminology of language variation, p79; 23. Chapter Five: Linguistic Variation and Perceptual Variation, p91; 24. 5.1 Introduction, p91; 25. 5.2 Perceptual variation, p91; 26. Chapter Six: National Character and Language, p103; 27. 6.1 Introduction, p103; 28. 6.2 Humboldt's early discussion of character, p105; 29. 6.3 Discussion of character in Humboldt's later writings, p108; 30. Part Two: The Linguistic Doctrines; 31. Chapter Seven: The Inflectional Superiority Thesis, p125; 32. 7.1 Introduction, p125; 33. 7.2 Language typology, p127; 34. 7.3 The meaning of 'inflection' for Humboldt, p128; 35. 7.4 The argument for the inflectional superiority thesis, p133; 36. Chapter Eight: The Linguistic Relativity Thesis, p143; 37. 8.1 Introduction, p143; 38. 8.2 The historical context, p145; 39. 8.3 Humboldt's philosophical grounding of the linguistic relativity thesis, p149; 40. 8.4 The conjunction of linguistic relativity with linguistic variation, p155; 41. Conclusion, p159; 42. Notes, p165; 43. References, p201; 44. Index Nominum, p209; 45. Index Rerum, p215
Series Title: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series III,, Studies in the history of the language sciences ;, v. 32.
Responsibility: Martin L. Manchester.
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