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Title: Estudios de Historiografía de La Lengua Vasca
Written By: Josu M. Zulaika
URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Basque Lingustics 08
Description:

El jesuita guipuzcoano Manuel Larramendi publicó en la primera mitad del siglo XVIII la primera gramática y el primer diccionario de la lengua vasca. Mas con anterioridad a las obras de Larramendi hubo diversos eruditos, nativos y foráneos, que con mayor o menor fortuna se afanaron en desentrañar los arcanos del viejo euskara. De los trabajos de algunos de estos pioneros de la vascología trataron los artículos publicados entre los años 2008 y 2012 en diversas revistas especializadas por Josu M. Zulaika (Barakaldo, 1963), estudios que ahora presentamos reunidos en este volumen. Por sus páginas desfilarán autores como, entre otros muchos, Edward Lhuyd, precursor de la consideración del vasco como una lengua céltica; Gottfried W. Leibniz, quien se planteó la posibilidad de que el euskara hubiese llegado en tiempos remotos desde África; o Nicolas Fréret, uno de los antecesores del vasco-iberismo. A los pensadores de aquel entonces parecía epatarles la existencia de una lengua, la vasca, tan diversa de las de su entorno geográfico, y de ahí su interés en conocerla para indagar en busca de sus posibles parentescos; de su origen, en definitiva. El progreso en los conocimientos lingüísticos fue desechando todas esas tesis, aunque todavía hoy, tantos siglos después, resurjan de manera más frecuente de la deseada en lo que parece ser un bucle sin fin.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Basque LInguistics
Subject Language(s): Basque
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783862884568
Pages: 259
Prices: Europe EURO 128.00