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LINGUIST List 17.3452

Wed Nov 22 2006

Books: Linguistic Theories: Pan, Wai Mun

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Simone Gilson, Contrastive Linguistics: Pan, Wai Mun


Message 1: Contrastive Linguistics: Pan, Wai Mun
Date: 20-Nov-2006
From: Simone Gilson <sgilsoncontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Contrastive Linguistics: Pan, Wai Mun


Title: Contrastive Linguistics
Subtitle: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives
Published: 2006
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: www.continuumbooks.com

Author: Wenguo Pan
Author: Tham Wai Mun
Hardback: ISBN: 0826486347 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Abstract:

Contrastive Linguistics is the first book written by a linguist from
mainland China on the histories and principles of comparing and contrasting
Chinese and Western languages, specifically English. From Wilhelm von
Humboldt's initial study in comparative linguistics to the present day,
traditional scholarship in contrastive linguistics has taken a Western
perspective and shown how foreign languages relate to the Indo-European
language family. However, such a view has a limited scope, and there is an
alternative history to contrastive linguistics.

This book is an attempt by Professor Wenguo Pan to redress the balance in
contrastive linguistics, comparing Western languages to Chinese, rather
than vice versa. He provides a survey of contrastive linguistics in China
throughtout the past century, and aims to open a window for the world to
see what the new generations of Chinese linguists are doing in this
exciting field, and to start a dialogue between scholars of different
backgrounds and linguistic traditions. Contrastive Linguistics looks at the
history of this discipline both in Europe and in China. Professor Pan
presents a survey of the historical, philosophical and methodological
foundations of the discipline, but also examines its scope in relation to
general, comparative, anthropological and applied linguistics. This book
will be of interest to academics interested in a new perspective on
contrastive linguistics or Chinese linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=22480


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