LINGUIST List 13.2392

Fri Sep 20 2002

Books: History of Linguistics: Law

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  1. Joyce Reid, History of Linguistics: Vivien Law

Message 1: History of Linguistics: Vivien Law

Date: 18 Sep 2002 16:31:50 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: History of Linguistics: Vivien Law

Cambridge University Press

The History of Linguistics in Europe
>From Plato to 1600

Vivien Law, University of Cambridge

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.


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 
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

2002/c. 376 pp./25 halftones/5 maps
052156315-1/Hb/List: $70.00
052156532-4/Pb/List: $25.00
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