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Journal Title: Historiographica Linguistica
Volume/Issue:   39/2-3
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iv, 258

Table of Contents

Articles / Aufsätze

The Historiography of Missionary Linguistics: Present state and further research opportunities
Otto Zwartjes 185 – 242

Intertextual unity in the Franciscan Friar Juan Baptista de Lagunas’s opus of 1574
Cristina Monzón 243 – 258

Language Pedagogy and Political-Cognitive Autonomy in Mid-19th Century Geneva: The Latin manuals of Louis Longchamp (1802–1874)
John E. Joseph 259 – 277

On extremes in linguistic complexity: Phonetic accounts of Iroquoian, Polynesian and Khoesan
Marcin Kilarski and Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk 279 – 303

Contextualising Baxtin’s Linguistic Ideas: The case of metalinguistics
Mika Lähteenmäki 305 – 326

The Native Syriac Linguistic Tradition: Resources Ancient and Modern
Peter T. Daniels 327 – 340

‘All Languages Are Equally Complex’: The rise and fall of a consensus
John E. Joseph and Frederick J. Newmeyer 341 – 368

Review article / Rapport critique / Forschungsbericht

The Genius of the Italian Language: Politics and Poetics
John E. Joseph 369 – 377

Reviews / Comptes rendus / Besprechungen

Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500–1900. By Helena Sanson
Reviewed by Paul F. Gehl 379 – 382

Portuguese Missionary Grammars in Asia, Africa and Brazil, 1550–1800. By Otto Zwartjes
Reviewed by Gonçalo Fernandes 383 – 392

J. G. Schottelius’s Ausführliche Arbeit von der Teutschen HaubtSprache (1663) and its place in early modern European vernacular language study. Von Nicola McLelland
Rezensiert von Barbara Kaltz 393 – 397

The Bishop’s Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism in English. By Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
Reviewed by Scott Mandelbrote 398 – 402

''And he knew our language'': Missionary linguistics on the Pacific Northwest Coast. By Marcus Tomalin
Reviewed by David Beck 403 – 408

Sprachauffassungen: Studien zur Ideengeschichte der Sprachwissenschaft. Von Clemens Knobloch
Reviewed by Christopher Hutton 409 – 412

Grosse Lexika und Wörterbücher Europas: Europäische Enzyklopädien und Wörterbücher in historischen Porträts. Edited by Ulrike Haß
Reviewed by John Considine 413 – 418

Bibliografía cronológica de la lingüística, la gramática y la lexicografía del español (BICRES IV). Desde el año 1801 hasta el año 1860. By Miguel Ángel Esparza Torres & Hans-Josef Niederehe
Reviewed by Steven N. Dworkin 419 – 423

Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 2010 and Supplement for Previous Years / Bibliographie Linguistique de l’année 2010 et complément des années précédentes (Leiden & Boston, 2010). Edited by Hella Olbertz and Sijmen Tol
Reviewed by E.F.K. Koerner 425 – 428

Miscellanea: Notes / Notizen — Documents / Dokumente

Language Origins, Language Diversity, and Language Classification in Early Christian Latin Authors: Outline of a research project in progress (2011–2015)
Tim Denecker, Gert Partoens, Pierre Swiggers and Toon Van Hal 429 – 439

Koerner’s Korner 440 – 442
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.5232