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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 von Humboldt; Wilhelm Humboldt, Freiherr von; Wilhelm Humboldt, Freiherr von; Wilhelm von Humboldt; Wilhelm von Humboldt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin L Manchester
ISBN: 9027245142 9789027245144
OCLC Number: 12051715
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xi, 216 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Preface; 2. Key to Abbreviations; 3. Introduction; 4. 0.1 Introduction; 5. 0.2 A brief review of the secondary literature; 6. 0.3 The structure of Humboldt's philosophy of language; 7. Part One: The Philosophical Foundations; 8. Chapter One: Humboldt's Philosophical Background; 9. Chapter Two: The Psychological Function of Language; 10. 2.1 Introduction; 11. 2.2 The term 'articulation'; 12. 2.3 Signification and conceptualization; 13. 2.4 Earlier versions of the articulation argument; 14. Chapter Three: Humboldt's Theory of Designation; 15. 3.1 Introduction; 16. 3.2 Lexical designation; 17. 3.3 Grammatical designation; 18. Chapter Four: General Aspects of Language Variation; 19. 4.1 Introduction; 20. 4.2 Different kinds of language variation; 21. 4.3 Humboldt's treatment of universal grammar; 22. 4.4 The terminology of language variation; 23. Chapter Five: Linguistic Variation and Perceptual Variation; 24. 5.1 Introduction; 25. 5.2 Perceptual variation; 26. Chapter Six: National Character and Language; 27. 6.1 Introduction; 28. 6.2 Humboldt's early discussion of character; 29. 6.3 Discussion of character in Humboldt's later writings; 30. Part Two: The Linguistic Doctrines; 31. Chapter Seven: The Inflectional Superiority Thesis; 32. 7.1 Introduction; 33. 7.2 Language typology; 34. 7.3 The meaning of 'inflection' for Humboldt; 35. 7.4 The argument for the inflectional superiority thesis; 36. Chapter Eight: The Linguistic Relativity Thesis; 37. 8.1 Introduction; 38. 8.2 The historical context; 39. 8.3 Humboldt's philosophical grounding of the linguistic relativity thesis; 40. 8.4 The conjunction of linguistic relativity with linguistic variation; 41. Conclusion; 42. Notes; 43. References; 44. Index Nominum; 45. Index Rerum
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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