The History of Linguistics in Europe: From Plato to 1600 de Vivien LawThe History of Linguistics in Europe: From Plato to 1600 de Vivien Law

The History of Linguistics in Europe: From Plato to 1600

deVivien Law

Couverture souple | 24 février 2003 | Anglais

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Authoritative and wide-ranging, this book examines the history of western linguistics over a 2000-year timespan, from ancient Greece to the Renaissance. Vivien Law explores how ideas about language over the centuries have changed to reflect evolving modes of thinking. Classified bibliographies and chapters on research resources are included. A survey chapter updates the coverage to the present day.
Titre :The History of Linguistics in Europe: From Plato to 1600Format :Couverture soupleDimensions de l'article :328 pages, 9,72 × 6,85 × 0,67 poDimensions à l'expédition :9,72 × 6,85 × 0,67 poPublié le :24 février 2003Publié par :Cambridge University PressLangue :Anglais

Les ISBN ci-dessous sont associés à ce titre :

ISBN - 10 :0521565324

ISBN - 13 :9780521565325


Table des matières

Preface; 1. Getting ready to study the history of linguistics; 2. Greek philosophy and the origins of western linguistics; 3. Towards a discipline of grammar: the transition from philosophy; 4. From literacy to grammar: describing language structure in the ancient world; 5. Christianity and language; 6. The early Middle Ages; 7. The Carolingian Renaissance; 8. Scholasticism: linking language and reality; 9. Medieval vernacular grammars; 10. The Renaissance: discovery of the outer world; 11. And what happened next? Linguistics since 1600 - in brief; 12. Becoming a historian of linguistics.


"...a book very useful for scholars. Each chapter is readable, entertaining, and full of background information needed to put things in context. Anthropologists will find this book of particular interest because of its emphasis on understanding people different from oneself."
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