The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics

Hardcover | April 24, 2013

EditorKeith Allan

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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 ofexplanations for language structures, meanings, and usage, and look at how it has been practically applied.The book is organized in six parts. The first looks at the origins of language, the invention of writing, the nature of gesture, and sign languages. Part II examines the history of the analysis and description of sound systems. Part III considers the history of linguistics in China, Korea, Japan,India, and the Middle East, as well as the history of the study of Semitic and Afro-Asiatic. Part IV examines the history of grammar and morphology in the west from the classical world to the present. Part V surveys the history of lexicography semantics, pragmatics, and text and discourse studies. Part VI looks at the history the application of linguistics in fields that include the language classification; social and cultural theory; psychology and the brain sciences; education and translation;computational science; and the development of linguistic corpora. The book ends with a history of the philosophy of linguistics. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics makes a significant contribution to the historiography of linguistics. It will also be a valuable reference for scholars and students in linguists and related fields, including philosophy and cognitive science.

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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 ofexplanations for language structures, meanings, ...

Keith Allan is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Monash University. His books include Linguistic Meaning (two volumes, Routledge 1986), Natural Language Semantics (Blackwell, 2001), and The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics, Second edition (Equinox, 2010). He is co-author with Kate Burridge of Euphemism and Dysphemism (OUP...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:896 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:April 24, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Salikoko S. Mufwene: The Origins and the Evolution of Language2. Peter T. Daniels: The History of Writing as a History of Linguistics3. Adam Kendon: History of the Study of Gesture4. Bencie Woll: The History of Sign Language Linguistics5. Michael K. C. MacMahon: Orthography and the Early History of Phonetics6. Deborah Loakes: From IPA to PRAAT and Beyond7. Kate Burridge: Nineteenth Century Study of Sound Change From Rask to Saussure8. harry van der Hulst: Discoverers of the Phoneme9. Magaret Magnus: A History of Sound Symbolism10. Karen Steffen Chung: East Asian Linguistics11. Peter M. Scharf: Linguistics in India12. Edward Lipinski: From Semitic to Afro-Asiatic13. Catherine Atherton and David Blank: From Plato to Priscian: Philosophy's legacy to grammar14. Anneli Luhtala: Pedagogical Grammars Before the Eighteenth Century15. Andrew Linn: Vernaculars and the Idea of a Standard Language16. James P. Blevins: Word-based Morphology From Aristotle to Modern WP17. Jaap Maat: General or Universal Grammar From Plato to Chomsky18. James P. Blevins: American Descriptivism ('structuralism')19. Robert Freidin: Noam Chomsky's Contribution to Linguistics: a sketch20. Giorgio Graffi: European Linguistics Since Saussure21. Anna Siewierska: Functional and Cognitive Grammars22. Patrick Hanks: Lexicography From Earliest Times to the Present23. Pieter A. M. Seuren: The Logico-philosophical Tradition24. Dirk Geeraerts: Lexical Semantics From Speculative Etymology to Structuralist Semantics25. Dirk Geeraerts: Post-structuralist and Cognitive Approaches to Meaning26. jacob L. Mey: A Brief Sketch of teh Historic Developments of Pragmatics27. Linda R. Waugh and Jose Aldemar Alvarez Valencia, with Tom Hong Do, Kristen Michelson, and M'Balia Thomas: Meaning in Texts and Contexts28. Kurt R. Jankowsky: Comparative, Historical, and Typological Linguistics Since the Eighteenth Century29. Ana Deumert: Language, Culture, and Society30. Alan Garnham: Language, The Mind, and The Brain31. Kirsten Malmkjaer: Translation: the intertranslatability of languages; translation and language teaching32. Graeme Hirst: Computational Linguistics33. Tony McEnery and Andrew hardie: The History of Corpus Linguistics34. Esa Itkonen: Philosophy of LinguisticsReferencesIndex