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LINGUIST List 24.4075

Wed Oct 16 2013

Books: On Language Diversity and Relationship from Bibliander to Adelung: Hal, Rooy (Eds), Metcalf

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

Date: 16-Oct-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: On Language Diversity and Relationship from Bibliander to Adelung: Hal, Rooy (Eds), Metcalf
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Title: On Language Diversity and Relationship from Bibliander to Adelung
Series Title: Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 120
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/sihols.120

Author: George J. Metcalf
Editor: Toon Van Hal
Editor: Raf Van Rooy
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271495 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271495 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271495 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027246110 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027246110 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027246110 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

From the Renaissance onwards, European scholars began to collect and study the various languages of the Old and the New Worlds. The recognition of language diversity encouraged them to explain how differences between languages emerged, why languages kept changing, and in what language families they could be classified. The present volume brings together the papers of the late George J. Metcalf (1908–1994) that discuss the search for possible genetic language relationships, and the study of language developments and origins, in Early Modern Europe. Two general chapters, surveying the period between the 16th and 18th century, are followed by detailed case studies of the contributions of Swiss, Dutch, and German scholars such as Theodor Bibliander (1504–1564), Konrad Gesner (1516–1565), Philippus Cluverius (1580–1623), Hugo Grotius (1583–1645), and Justus Georg Schottelius (1612–1676). This collection of important studies, a number of which have become very hard to find, has been framed by a detailed Editors’ Introduction, a biographical sketch of the author, a master list of references, and indexes of biographical names and of subjects, terms, and languages.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            History of Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Written In: English (eng)

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