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Studies in the history of Western linguistics : in honour of R.H. Robins

Author: R H Robins; Theodora Bynon; F R Palmer
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fourteen original essays in this collection have been specially written to highlight important developments in the history of Western linguistics from Classical times onwards. Any reader with an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Studies in the history of Western linguistics.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)644257038
Named Person: R H Robins; Robert Henry Robins; R H Robins
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R H Robins; Theodora Bynon; F R Palmer
ISBN: 0521262283 9780521262286 9780521127059 052112705X
OCLC Number: 12808759
Description: x, 285 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: What is the history of linguistics and to what end is it studied?: a didactic approach / Herbert E. Brekle --
Greek (and some Roman) preferences in language categories / N.E. Collinge --
Grammatical theory in the Middle Ages / Michael A. Covington --
Originality in the medieval normative tradition / Vivien Law --
Renaissance linguistics: the old and the new / W. Keith Percival --
Effort and achievement in seventeenth-century British linguistics / Vivian Salmon --
Joseph de Maistre and Victorian thought on the origin of language and civilization / Hans Aarsleff --
Understanding as a process of linguistic approximation: the discussion between August Wilhelm von Schlegel, S.A. Langlois, Wilhelm von Humboldt and G.W.F. Hegel on the translation of Bhagavadgita and the concept of 'yoga' / Helmut Gipper --
August Schleicher: Indo-European and general linguist / Theodora Bynon --
Karl Brugmann and late nineteenth-century linguistics / Anna Morpurgo Davies --
Nineteenth-century linguistics on itself / Henry M. Hoenigswald --
European linguistics in the twentieth century / Giulio Lepschy --
Edward Sapir's six-unit classification of American Indian languages: the search for time perspective / Regna Darnell and Dell Hymes --
Distributional syntax / P.H. Matthews.
Responsibility: edited by Theodora Bynon and F.R. Palmer.
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