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LINGUIST List 24.1884

Wed May 01 2013

Books: Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft bei den Griechen und Römern: Steinthal

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Date: 01-May-2013
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft bei den Griechen und Römern: Steinthal
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Title: Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft bei den Griechen und Römern
Subtitle: Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Logik
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6878491/Geschichte%20der%20Sprachwissenschaft%20bei%20den%20Griechen%20und%20R%C3%B6mern/?site_locale=en_US

Author: Heymann Steinthal

Paperback: ISBN: 9781108050906 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 39.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108050906 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 58.00


Heymann Steinthal (1823–99) was a German philologist and university
professor who insisted that the development of linguistics could be
properly understood only when viewed within a general cultural and
philosophical framework. Initially an admirer of Wilhelm von Humboldt,
he increasingly found more value in the works of fellow philologist
August Böckh, to whom this 1863 work is dedicated. In this history of
linguistics, Steinthal explores the concept of language in the Greek and
Roman traditions, with special emphasis on the relationship to logic.
The work is divided into two parts: in the first part, the author accounts
for the nature of language in the philosophy of Plato, the Sophists and
the Stoics; in the second part, he focuses on how grammar has
developed since the Alexandrian school. Steinthal readily admits that
Socratic irony and Aristotelian analytics are not simple concepts and
warns against misrepresenting them by applying a contemporary


1. Einleitung
2. Die Philosophen
3. Die Grammatiker.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics

Written In: German (deu)

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