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Uniformitarianism in linguistics

Author: T Craig Christy
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : Benjamins, 1983.
Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series III,, Studies in the history of linguistics ;, v. 31.
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Genre/Form: History
Uniformitarianismus
Uniformitarismus
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Christy, T. Craig (Thomas Craig).
Uniformitarianism in linguistics.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : Benjamins, 1983
(OCoLC)560973877
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Craig Christy
ISBN: 9027245134 9789027245137 0686362438 9780686362432
OCLC Number: 10205811
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Princeton).
Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 139 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Acknowledgments; 2. Introduction; 3. I. Uniformitarianism in the Palaetiological Sciences; 4. 1.1 Introduction; 5. 1.2 The Development of Uniformitarianism in Geology; 6. 1.3 Uniformitarianism and Biological Development; 7. 1.4 Uniformitarianism and the Problem of Human Origins; 8. 1.5 Uniformitarianism in Nineteenth-Century Ethnology; 9. 1.6 The Introduction of Uniformitarianism into Linguistics; 10. 1.7 Conclusion; 11. Notes; 12. II. The Rise of Uniformitarianism in Linguistics; 13. 2.1 Introduction; 14. 2.2 Uniformitarianism and Scientific Objectivity; 15. 2.3 The Paradigm Shift from Organism to Mechanism; 16. 2.4 Organicist and Progressionist Theories of Language; 17. 2.5 Uniformitarianism, Induction, and Causality; 18. 2.6 Inductive Procedure in Pre-Uniformitarian Linguistics; 19. 2.7 Linguistics: Physical or Moral Science?; 20. 2.8 Max Muller (1823-1900) and Uniformitarian Procedure; 21. 2.9 Lazarus Geiger (1829-1870); 22. 2.10 Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903); 23. 2.11 Archibald Henry Sayce (1846-1933); 24. 2.12 Friedrich Techmer (1843-1891); 25. 2.13 Conclusion; 26. Notes; 27. III. The Uniformitarian Basis of Neogrammarian Linguistics; 28. 3.1 Introduction; 29. 3.2 Uniformitarian Ideas in the Linguistic Theory of Heymann Steinthal (1823-1899); 30. 3.3 Uniformitarianism in the Works of Wilhelm Scherer (1841-1886); 31. 3.4 William Dwight Whitney's (1827-1894) Uniformitarian Linguistics; 32. 3.5 The Neogrammarian Approach to the Study of Speech Errors; 33. 3.6 Karl Brugmann's (1849-1919) Uniformitarian Explanation of the Origin of Noun Gender; 34. 3.7 Conclusion; 35. Notes; 36. Conclusion; 37. References; 38. Index of Names; 39. Index of Subjects
Series Title: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series III,, Studies in the history of linguistics ;, v. 31.
Responsibility: T. Craig Christy.

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