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LINGUIST List 24.3864

Wed Oct 02 2013

Books: Mélanges de mythologie et de linguistique: Bréal

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Oct-2013
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Mélanges de mythologie et de linguistique: Bréal
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Title: Mélanges de mythologie et de linguistique
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
http://cambridge.org


Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/english-language-and-linguistics-general-interest/melanges-de-mythologie-et-de-linguistique


Author: Michel Jules Alfred Bréal

Paperback: ISBN: 9781108061964 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 26.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108061964 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 41.00


Abstract:

The eminent French philologist Michel Bréal (1832–1915) made significant contributions to the fields of comparative linguistics, pedagogy and etymology. He became a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 1875 and a commander of the Légion d'honneur in 1890. This work, first published in 1877, gathers together articles that Bréal mostly wrote before 1869, when he was appointed secretary of the new and prestigious Société de Linguistique de Paris. He argues that language and mythology have a common origin, which accounts for why most abstract nouns are feminine, in remembrance of ancient deities. Bréal also exposes new ways to study languages and their impact in primary and secondary education. Lastly, he lays the foundations of modern semantics, a discipline he intended would reconcile historical linguistics with the philosophy of the Enlightenment.

Préface; 1. Hercule et Cacus; 2. Le mythe d'Oedipe; 3. De la géographie de l'Avesta; 4. La légende du Brahmane converti par Zoroastre; 5. Sur la composition des livres zends; 6. De la méthode comparative appliquée à l'étude des langues; 7. De la forme et de la fonction des mots; 8. Les progrès de la grammaire comparée; 9. Les idées latentes du langage; 10. Quelle place doit tenir la grammaire comparée dans l'enseignement; 11. L'enseignement de la langue française; 12. Les racines indo-européennes; Index analytique.




Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Language Family(ies): Indo-European


Written In: French (fra)

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