LINGUIST List 13.213

Mon Jan 28 2002

Books: History of Linguistics.

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  1. Paul Peranteau, History of Linguistics: Towards a History of Linguistics in Poland.

Message 1: History of Linguistics: Towards a History of Linguistics in Poland.

Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 15:05:50 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: History of Linguistics: Towards a History of Linguistics in Poland.

John Benjamins Publishing is pleased to announce a new work in the History 
of Linguistics:

Towards a History of Linguistics in Poland. From the early beginnings to 
the end of the 20th century.
E. F. Konrad KOERNER (University of Ottawa) and Aleksander SZWEDEK 
(Nicholas Copernicus University, Toru�) (eds.)

Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 102
2001. xxii, 335 pp. Hardcover
US & Canada: 1 58811 177 6 / USD 123.00
Rest of world: 90 272 4591 6 / EUR 135.00

Apart from the names of Jan Baudouin de Courtenay (1845-1929), Mikolaj
Kruszewski (1851-1887), and, later, Jerzy Kurylowicz (1895-1978),
Polish linguists and Polish linguistics generally have been little
known in the West. The first two were mentioned with approval by
Saussure in an unpublished paper, and this reference was picked up by
Roman Jakobson and others many years later. Kurylowicz, for his part,
made himself well known in the West through his important work as
Indo-Europeanist, even Semiticist, and as a general linguist.

The present volume is a first attempt to broaden the perspectives on
the Polish contribution to linguistics both inside and outside of
Poland during the past centuries. Specialists in their respective
fields contributed chapters on the origins and development of general
linguistics (Z. Wasik), applied linguistics (F. Grucza), lexicology
(T. Piotrowski), dialectology (St. Gogolewski), and onomastics
(S. Gala), followed by five chapters presenting the theories of the
arguably most remarkable Polish linguistic thinkers, from Baudouin de
Courtenay (A. Adamska-Salaciak), Kruszewski (F. M. Berezin), and
Kurylowicz (W. Smoczynski) to Mikolaj Rudnicki (1881-1978) and Ludwik
Zabrocki (1907-1977) (both written by J. Banczerowski).

Detailed individual bibliographies, a full index of names (with life
dates of Polish linguists from the Renaissance to the present day),
and a thorough index of subjects and terms make this volume an
important reference tool for anyone wishing to acquaint himself with
the rich heritage of Polish linguistic thought.

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