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The Oxford handbook of the history of linguistics

Author: Keith Allan
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
Series: Oxford handbooks in linguistics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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In this outstanding book leading scholars from around the world examine the history of linguistics from ancient origins to the present. They consider every aspect of the field from language origins to neurolinguistics, explore linguistic traditions in east and west, chronicle centuries of explanations for language structures, meanings, and usage, and look at how it has been practically applied. This handbook makes a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Allan
ISBN: 9780199585847 0199585849
OCLC Number: 847749504
Notes: 60001776945
Description: xvii, 924 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Origins and the Evolution of Language ; 2. The History of Writing as a History of Linguistics ; 3. History of the Study of Gesture ; 4. The History of Sign Language Linguistics ; 5. Orthography and the Early History of Phonetics ; 6. From IPA to PRAAT and Beyond ; 7. Nineteenth Century Study of Sound Change From Rask to Saussure ; 8. Discoverers of the Phoneme ; 9. A History of Sound Symbolism ; 10. East Asian Linguistics ; 11. Linguistics in India ; 12. From Semitic to Afro-Asiatic ; 13. From Plato to Priscian: Philosophy's legacy to grammar ; 14. Pedagogical Grammars Before the Eighteenth Century ; 15. Vernaculars and the Idea of a Standard Language ; 16. Word-based Morphology From Aristotle to Modern WP ; 17. General or Universal Grammar From Plato to Chomsky ; 18. American Descriptivism ('structuralism') ; 19. Noam Chomsky's Contribution to Linguistics: a sketch ; 20. European Linguistics Since Saussure ; 21. Functional and Cognitive Grammars ; 22. Lexicography From Earliest Times to the Present ; 23. The Logico-philosophical Tradition ; 24. Lexical Semantics From Speculative Etymology to Structuralist Semantics ; 25. Post-structuralist and Cognitive Approaches to Meaning ; 26. A Brief Sketch of teh Historic Developments of Pragmatics ; 27. Meaning in Texts and Contexts ; 28. Comparative, Historical, and Typological Linguistics Since the Eighteenth Century ; 29. Language, Culture, and Society ; 30. Language, The Mind, and The Brain ; 31. Translation: the intertranslatability of languages; translation and language teaching ; 32. Computational Linguistics ; 33. The History of Corpus Linguistics ; 34. Philosophy of Linguistics ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford handbooks in linguistics
Other Titles: History of linguistics
Responsibility: edited by Keith Allan

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