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Books: History of Linguistics

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  1. Julia Ulrich, History of Linguistics: History of the Language Sciences

Message 1: History of Linguistics: History of the Language Sciences

Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 11:19:03 +0200
From: Julia Ulrich <>
Subject: History of Linguistics: History of the Language Sciences

New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter

>From the series:
Handb´┐Żcher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of
Linguistics and Communication Science / Manuels de linguistique et des
sciences de communication

History of the Language Sciences
An International Handbook on the Evolution of the Study of Language
from the Beginnings to the Present

Editors: Sylvain Auroux, E.F.K. Koerner, Hans-Josef Niederehe, Kees

Three Volumes. 27 x 19 cm. Cloth.

Volume 2: 2001. xiii, 911 pages.
DM 796,- / OES 5811,- (RRP) / sFr 685,- / approx. US$ 398.00
>From 01.01.2002: Euro 398.00

ISBN 3-11-016735-2

(Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 18.2)

Writing in English, German or French, more than 300 authors provide a
historical description of the beginnings and of the early and
subsequent development of thinking about language and languages within
the relevant historical context. The gradually emerging institutions
concerned with the study, organisation, documentation, and
distribution are considered as well as those dealing with the
utilisation of language related knowledge. Special emphasis has been
placed on related disciplines, such as rhetoric, the philosophy of
language, cognitive psychology, logic and neurological science.

Volume 2 treats, in great detail and, at times quite innovatively, the
individual stages of development of the study of language as an
autonomous discipline, from the growing awareness in 17th and 18th
century Europe of genetic relationships among a host of languages to
the establishments of comparative-historical Indo-European linguistics
in the 19th century, from the generation of the Schlegels, Bopp, Rask,
and Grimm to the Neogrammarians and the application of the comparative
method to non-Indo-European languages from all over the globe.
Typological linguistic interests, first synthesized by Humboldt, as
well as the development of various other non-historical endeavours in
the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, such as language and
psychology, semantics, phonetics, and dialectology, receive ample


XXIII Studies of the Antecedents to and Connections between National
XXIV Historical and Comparative Linguistics of the Early 19th Century
XXV The Establishment of New Philologies in the 19th Century
XXVI Indo-European Philology and Historical Linguistics and their Legacy
XXVII Language Typology, Language Classification, and the Search for
XXVIII The Analysis of Speech and Unwritten Languages in the 19th
 Century and its Continuation in the 20th Century
XXIX Approaches to Semantics in 19th and the First Third of the 20th
XXX Psychology and Physiology in 19th Century Linguistics
XXXI Structural Linguistics in the 20th Century
XXXII Traditions of Descriptive Linguistics in America

For further information about the handbook series, please refer to

For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222

Please visit our website for other publications by Mouton de Gruyter
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