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Title: Signs, Science and Politics. Philosophies of Language in Europe 1700-1830
Written By: Lia Formigari

Tells the story of how 18th-century philosophy used Locke's theory of signs to build a natural history of speech and to investigate the semiotic tools with which nature and civil society could supposedly be controlled. The story ends at the point where this approach to language sciences was called into question. Its epilogue is the description of the birth of an alternative between empiricism and idealism in late 18th- and early 19th- century theories of language.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
History of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556193653
ISBN-13: 9781556193651
Pages: 261
Prices: U.S. $ 142
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027245576
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