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LINGUIST List 20.4400

Sat Dec 19 2009

Books: Discipline of Ling: Benloew

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Aperçu général de la science comparative des langues: Benloew

Message 1: Aperçu général de la science comparative des langues: Benloew
Date: 18-Dec-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Aperçu général de la science comparative des langues: Benloew
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Title: Aperçu général de la science comparative des langues
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Louis Benloew
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108006699 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 12.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108006699 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 19.99
Abstract:

The German-born philologist Louis Benloew (1818-1900) studied at Berlin,
Leipzig and Göttingen before settling in France. Aperçu général de la
science comparative des langues (first published in 1858) is his best-known
work. In this second edition of 1872, which includes his own further
research on the Celtic languages, he uses the comparative study of grammar
and vocabulary to identify relationships between languages and to classify
them into families. Not all of his conclusions - especially those
connecting the so-called Japhetic (i.e. Indo-European) family to the
Semitic languages - are still accepted, but the ambitious scope of his work
and the range of his world-wide comparisons provide a useful insight into
the state of linguistic research in the mid-nineteenth century.

Préface;
1. Définition de la grammaire comparée;
2. De l'enchainement naturel des sciences;
3. Du but de la grammaire comparée et de son utilité;
4. Origine du langage;
5. Quelques autres caratères des langues primitives;
6. Développment des langues normales;
7. Loi supreme des langues civilisées;
8. Classification des langues;
9. Zones du langage humain;
10. Observations critiques sur l'affinité et l'identité des langues;
11. L'identité des racines et du système grammatical;
12. Avenir probable des langues modernes.


Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

Written In: French (fra )

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