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Universal history of linguistics : India, China, Arabia, Europe

Author: Esa Itkonen
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1991.
Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series III,, Studies in the history of the language sciences ;, v. 65.
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This wide-ranging book presents the linguistic achievements of four major cultures to readers presumably conversant with modern theoretical linguistics. The chapter on India discusses in detail Pan?ini's (c. 400 B.C.) grammar Ast-adhy-ay-i as well as the work of his commentators Katyayana, Patanjali, and Bhartr?hari. In the Chinese tradition, the Confucian doctrine of the Rectification of Names' is singled out for  Read more...
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Itkonen, Esa.
Universal history of linguistics.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1991
(DLC) 91030574
(OCoLC)24469372
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Esa Itkonen
ISBN: 9789027277671 9027277672
OCLC Number: 297281785
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 368 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. 1. Introduction; 2. 2. India; 3. 2.1 The Relation of Linguistic Theory to Hinduism; 4. 2.2 Linguistics before Panini; 5. 2.3 Panini; 6. 2.4 Linguistics after Panini; 7. 2.5 Conclusion: Panini and the Riddle of 'Progress'; 8. Notes; 9. 3. China; 10. 3.1 Confucius; 11. 3.2 Mencius; 12. 3.3 The School of Names; 13. 3.4 The Taoist School; 14. 3.5 Mo Tzu and His School; 15. 3.6 Hsun Tzu; 16. 3.7 The Legalist School; 17. 3.8 The Aftermath; 18. 3.9 Conclusion: Panini and Confucius; 19. Notes; 20. 4. Arabia; 21. 4.1 The Cultural Context of Arab Linguistics; 22. 4.2 General Characteristics of the Arab Linguistic Tradition; 23. 4.3 Central Aspects of the Arab Syntactic Theory; 24. 4.4 Metatheoretical Implications; 25. 4.5 Sibawaihi's Conception of 'Discourse-Based' Linguistics; 26. 4.6 Residual Issues; 27. 4.7 Conclusion: Panini, Confucius, and Sibawaihi; 28. Notes; 29. 5. Europe; 30. 5.1 Linguistic Thinking in Greek Philosophy; 31. 5.2 The Alexandrian School; 32. 5.3 Linguistics in the Middle Ages; 33. 5.4 Grammatical Theory 1500-1900; 34. 5.5 The 20th Century; 35. 5.6 Conclusion: Unity in Variety; 36. Notes; 37. 6. Implications for the Philosophy of Science; 38. 6.1 The Notion of Progress; 39. 6.2 Relativism vs. Universalism; 40. 6.3 Externalism vs. Internalism; 41. Notes; 42. 7. Conclusion; 43. References; 44. Name Index
Series Title: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series III,, Studies in the history of the language sciences ;, v. 65.
Responsibility: Esa Itkonen.

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