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Title: Aperçu général de la science comparative des langues
Written By: Louis Benloew

The German-born philologist Louis Benloew (1818–1900) studied at Berlin,
Leipzig and Göttingen before settling in France. Aperçu général de la
science comparative des langues (first published in 1858) is his best-known
work. In this second edition of 1872, which includes his own further
research on the Celtic languages, he uses the comparative study of grammar
and vocabulary to identify relationships between languages and to classify
them into families. Not all of his conclusions - especially those
connecting the so-called Japhetic (i.e. Indo-European) family to the
Semitic languages - are still accepted, but the ambitious scope of his work
and the range of his world-wide comparisons provide a useful insight into
the state of linguistic research in the mid-nineteenth century.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1108006698
ISBN-13: 9781108006699
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