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Outlines of comparative philology : with a sketch of the languages of Europe, arranged upon philologic principles, and a brief history of the art of writing

Author: M Schele de Vere; Walt Whitman; Charles E. Feinberg Collection of Walt Whitman (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New-York : G.P. Putnam & Co., 1853.
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Genre/Form: History
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Schele de Vere, M. (Maximilian), 1820-1898.
Outlines of comparative philology.
New-York : G.P. Putnam & Co., 1853
(OCoLC)591189717
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Schele de Vere; Walt Whitman; Charles E. Feinberg Collection of Walt Whitman (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 560712
Description: 434 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: What is language? --
Unity of language --
Opinions of Prichard, Picket, and Bopp --
History of Comparative Philology --
Want of material --
First attempts in comparative philology --
Literature of comparative philology --
Leibnitz --
Present state of comparative philology --
Practical results of comparative philology --
Comparative philology and history --
Anglo Saxon and English history --
Comparative Philology and recent discoveries --
Languages and national character --
The Indo-European languages --
The Sanscrit as oldest of Indo-European languages --
The ruling languages of the world --
Purposes of comparative philology --
Physical influences operating on language --
Conquest operating on language --
The Norman Conquest of England The Anglo Saxon and the church --
Restoration of the Anglo Saxon --
The English resulting from the amaigamation --
The occupation of a nation operating on language --
Fashion operating on language --
Literature operating on language --
English literature and the English language --
They Rhymour --
Occleve and Lydgate --
Henry VIII --
The English reformers --
The restoration --
American English --
Philosophie results of comparative philology --
Methods of comparative philology --
The moral principle in language --
The three great classes of languages --
The history of languages --
The decay of languages --
The increase of langauges --
Borrowed words pt. 2. The languages of Europe. Monosyllabic languages --
Agglutinizing languages of Europe --
Caucasian family --
The inflecting languages of Europe --
Indo-European family --
Pelasgic group --
Latin --
Lettic-Slavic group --
Slavic --
Western branch --
Germanic group: low German --
High German --
Celtic group --
Artificial languages pt. 3. History of writing. Pictorial writing --
Invention of letters --
Consonants and vowels --
Chinese writing --
Persian writing --
Egyptian writing --
Phoenician writing --
Greek writing --
German writing --
Sclovic writing --
Runic writing --
Materials of writing --
Use of metal --
Bark --
Papyrus --
Use of skins --
Paper --
Instruments of writing.
Responsibility: by M. Schele de Vere.

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