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Title: Dictionary of the Prague School of Linguistics
Edited By: Libuše Dušková
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 50

This is the first English version of a text out of print for more than 40 years, summarising the positions and key concepts of an influential stream of linguistic thought. Using quotations as entries, J. Vachek (1909-1997), a leading advocate of the Prague School, employed more than 160 sources, papers and monographs, by well over 30 representatives of the school (Mathesius, Trnka, Skalička, Daneš, Dokulil, Mukařovský, Jakobson, Trubetzkoy, Isachenko, and others). The dictionary both captures the pioneering efforts and achievements of the school from its foundation in 1926, and provides a framework for assessing the current state of affairs, attesting to its originality and serving as a preventive to treading paths already explored. The headword concepts are provided with French, German and Czech equivalents and Vachek's original preface is supplemented by a foreword which traces the development of the school up to the present date and puts it into perspective.

Table of contents

Introduction: Prague School of Linguistics in its classical time and today
František Čermák and Eva Hajičová 1-20
Editor’s and Translators’ Foreword 25-29
Josef Vachek’s Preface to the Original Edition 31-36
List of the excerpted sources and the abbreviations used 37-45
Dictionary 47-166
Index 167-213

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Functional & Systemic Ling
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588113787
ISBN-13: 9781588113788
Pages: x, 216 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 142
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027215596
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: x, 216 pp.
Prices: EUR 85.00