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Title: History of Linguistics 1999
Subtitle: Selected papers from the Eighth International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences, 14–19 September 1999, Fontenay-St.Cloud
Edited By: Sylvain Auroux
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiHoLS_99
Series Title: Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 99

Table of contents

La structure des artes grammaticae latine: L’exemple du pronom
Muriel Lenoble, Pierre Swiggers et Alfons Wouters 1
A Priscian commentary attributed to Eriugena
Anneli Luhtala 19
Les figures dans le Doctrinale d’Alexandre de Villedieu et le Graecismus d’Évrard de Béthune-étude comparative
Anne Grondeux 31
Diglossie arabisante et fuṣḥā vs ‘āmmiyya arabes: Essai d’histoire parallèle
Pierre Larcher 47
Le traitement de la construction verbale dans la grammaire latine humaniste
Bernard Colombat 63
Specialized lexicography for learning Spanish in six-teenth-century Europe
Manuel Breva-Claramonte 83
Textbook-families for the learning of vernaculars between 1450 and 1700
Werner Hüllen 97
The doctrine of sentence distinctions in seventeenth-century grammatical theory
David Cram 109
Les langues amérindiennes du Canada: la naissance du savoir et des études
Hans-Josef Niederehe 129
The Georgian dictionary by Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani (1658–1725)
Tinatin Bolkvadze 141
Primauté du prédicat et primauté du sujet: l’analyse de la proposition dans la «Philosophische und Allgemeine Sprachlehre» (1781) de Johann Werner Meiner
Friederike Spitzl-Dupic 153
La composante sémitique en langue yiddish: Histoire et théorie
Jean Baumgarten 169
L’état, l’église et la question de la langue parlée au Brésil
Bethania Mariani 185
La notion d’empirique dans l’histoire des sciences du langage: L’apport d’études sérielles
Gerda Hassler 197
Le rôle «relais» de la grammaire scolaire en Allemagne au XIXe siècle
Anne-Françoise Ehrhard-Macris 215
Tooke’s ‘abbreviation’ and Bréal’s ‘latent ideas’: A new perspective on grammaticalization
Craig Christy 237
Francisco Pimentel: ses travaux linguisitiques et ethnologiques, dans leur contexte historique
Beatriz Garza Cuarón 247
Les phonologies du Roumain, ou comment fabriquer des frontières? Essai d’épistémologie historique
Irina Vilkou-Poustovaïa 275
Johan Storm (1836–1920) and the study of French in Scandinavia
Andrew R. Linn 292
Une page d’histoire de la lexicographie en France et en Italie
Claudia Stancati 305
Lockean motifs in Potebnia
Serhii Vakulenko 321
La médecine au chevet du langage: Phonation, aphasie et délire (1850–1910)
Gabriel Bergounioux 335
La construction du métalangage dans le premier tiers du XXe siècle
Didier Samain 351
Interceptions et interférences: la notion de «code» entre cryptologie, télécommunications et les sciences du langage
Johannes Fehr 365
On the place of linguistic historiography within the language sciences, again
E.F.K. Koerner 375
Index of names 389
Index of terms 394

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588112128
ISBN-13: 9781588112125
Pages: xii, 403 pp.
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ISBN: 9027245886
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Pages: xii, 403 pp.
Prices: EUR 135.00