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Title: History of Linguistics 2002
Subtitle: Selected papers from the Ninth International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences, 27-30 August 2002, São Paulo - Campinas
Edited By: Eduardo Guimarães
Diana Luz Pessoa de Barros
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiHoLS%20110
Series Title: Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 110
Description:

This volume brings together a selection of revised papers, originally
presented at ICHoLS IX (São Paulo/Campinas). The papers in the first
section deal with studies ranging from the Latin model in post-Renaissance
grammars to new scientific propositions at the turn of the 19th century;
the second part carries articles devoted to a variety of topics in 19th and
20th century linguistics; and in the third section are united papers based
on plenary presentations, ranging from ancient Greek reflections upon
language to developments in Brazilian linguistics beginning with the
implantation of structuralist work by Joaquim Mattoso Câmara (1904–1970) in
the 1960s. In the concluding contribution, a survey of advances in the
history of the language sciences is offered.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027246017
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Pages: 256
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