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LINGUIST List 22.3481

Tue Sep 06 2011

Books: Historical Linguistics: Humboldt

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        1.     Joyce Reid , Über die Kawi-sprache auf der Insel Java 3 Volume Set: Humboldt

Message 1: Über die Kawi-sprache auf der Insel Java 3 Volume Set: Humboldt
Date: 03-Sep-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Über die Kawi-sprache auf der Insel Java 3 Volume Set: Humboldt
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Title: Über die Kawi-sprache auf der Insel Java 3 Volume Set
Published: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Wilhelm von Humboldt
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108031561 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108031561 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 140.00
Abstract:

Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835) was a German philologist, diplomat and
philosopher. While Minister of Education he was responsible for reforming the
Prussian education system. His pioneering achievements in linguistics
influenced many later scholars including Chomsky. This monumental three-
volume study of Kawi, a traditional formal and literary language of Java
belonging to the Austronesian language family, was published posthumously in
1836-9. Humboldt considered Kawi, which includes many Sanskrit loan-words,
to be the common ancestor of all the Malayo-Polynesian languages, though this
view is no longer accepted. Volume 1 discusses Sanskrit and Buddhist
influences on Javan language and society. Volume 2 contains a detailed
analysis of Kawi grammar and usage, based on an epic text, and compares
Kawi with other languages of the region. Volume 3 focuses on grammatical
features of Tagalog, Tongan, Tahitian and Hawaiian texts, and explores the
relationship of these 'South Sea' languages with the 'Malayan' group.

Volume 1: Vorwort
Einleitung
Erstes Buch. Üner die Verbindungen zwischen Indien und Java
1. Sagen und geschichtliche Angaben
2. Beurtheilung des Alters und der Art der Verbindungen mit Indien aus dem
Zustande Java's im Sprache, Einrichtungen und Gebräuchen
3. Einführung und Einfluss des Buddismus auf Java

Volume 2: Vorwort
Zweites Buch. Über die Kawi-Sprache
Drittes Buch. Über den Malayischen Sprachstamm: Erster Abschnitt.
Stammverwandtschaft der Malayischen Sprachen
Zweiter Abschnitt. Betrachtung der einzelnen Sprachen des Stammes,
besonders der im engeren Sinne Malayisch genannten oder des westlichen
Zweiges.

Volume 3: Dritter Abschnitt. Über die Sprachen der Südsee-Inseln
Vierter Abschnitt. Vergleichende Grammatik der Südsee-Sprachen;
Vergleichende Grammatik der Südsee-Sprachen und beiläufig des
Malayischen Sprachstamme überhaupt, von Buschmann.


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Kawi (kaw)

Written In: English (eng )

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