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William Dwight Whitney and the science of language

Author: Stephen G Alter
Publisher: Baltimore : J. Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Series: Johns Hopkins university studies in historical and political science, 123rd series ;, 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This exploration of an early phase of scientific language study provides readers with a unique perspective on Victorian intellectual life as well as on the transatlantic roots of modern linguistic  Read more...

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Named Person: William Dwight Whitney; William Dwight Whitney; William Dwight Whitney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen G Alter
ISBN: 0801880203 9780801880209
OCLC Number: 470814569
Notes: Bibliogr. des oeuvres de W.D. Whitney p. 321-323.
Bibliogr. générale p. 325-331.
Description: 1 v. (XIII-339 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceIntroduction: A Pathclearer in Linguistic ScienceChapter 1. An American OrientalistChapter 2. Indological ForeshadowingsChapter 3. Victorian Language DebatesChapter 4. Building a System of General LinguisticsChapter 5. Organizing a New ScienceChapter 6. Creating a Science of LanguageChapter 7. Forging an Alliance with AnthropologyChapter 8. The Battle with Max MullerChapter 9. The Elder Statesman and the JunggrammatikerChapter 10. Enduring LegaciesW.D. Whitney ChronologyNotesW.D. Whitney's Main Works in General Linguistics Essay on SourcesIndex
Series Title: Johns Hopkins university studies in historical and political science, 123rd series ;, 1
Responsibility: Stephan G. Alter.
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A 'must' for linguistics collections. The Bookwatch 2005 A deeply engaging book that should be of interest to historians, linguists, and anyone interested in the relation between science and society Read more...

 
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