This volume brings together twelve previously published articles, many of them thoroughly revised, highlighting three of Professor Salmon's most productive interests: 1. Surveys of 16th- and 17th-Century Linguistic Scholarship, 2. The Study of Universal and Individual Traits of Language, 3. Language Learning and Language Instruction. The volume also contains a bibliography of Salmon's writings, 1988 - 1996, and is completed by an index of biographical names and an index of subjects and terms.