How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Lexikon sprachtheoretischer Grundbegriffe des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts
With its 60 articles on some 200 terms, the dictionary provides a description of the individual concepts in which 17th and 18th century thinking on language was represented in texts. Account is taken not only of the synchronic perspective and the continuation of tradition, but also of the epochal dynamics which made it possible for 17th and 18th century thinking on language to provide possible conceptualisations for succeeding ages.