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By R.H. Robins

ISBN-10: 0582523974

ISBN-13: 9780582523975

This entire revision and updating of Professor Robins' vintage textual content deals a complete account of the heritage of linguistic concept from its ecu origins a few 2500 years in the past to the current day. It examines the self reliant improvement of linguistic technological know-how in China and Medieval Islam, and particularly in India, which was once to have a profound impression on eu and American linguistics from the top of the eighteenth century. The fourth variation of a brief heritage of Linguistics offers a better prominence to the paintings of Wilhelm von Humboldt, as a result of the lasting significance of his paintings on language on the subject of normal eighteenth century considering and of its perceived relevance within the latter 1/2 the 20th century to a number of points of generative grammatical thought. the ultimate part, masking the 20 th century, has been rewritten and divided into new chapters, in an effort to deal successfully with the more and more divergent improvement of descriptive and theoretical linguistics that came about within the latter half this century. Readable and authoritative, Professor Robins' advent offers a transparent and up to date review of the entire significant concerns within the mild of up to date scholarly debate, and should be crucial analyzing for undergraduate and graduate scholars of linguistics alike.

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Their achievement in that part of linguistics in which they were strongest, namely grammatical theory and grammatical description, is strong enough to deserve and to sustain critical examination. It is also such as to inspire our gratitude and admiration. FOR FURTHER CONSULTATION H. ARENS, Sprachwissenschaft: der Gang ihrer Enttdcklung von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, Freiburg/Munich, 1955, r-28. K. BARWICK, 'Probleme der stoischen Sprachlehre und Rhetorik', Abhandlungen der sachsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, philologisch-historische Klasse 49·3 (1957).

26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 3I. 32. 33· 34· • 42 CHAPTER TWO 43· 44· 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. ARISTOPHANES, Clouds 66o-8o. DIOGENES 9·53-4· Cratylus 399 B, 425 A; Sophistes 262 A-263 D. 12. De interpretatione 2-3. A. n&ale, Paris, I948, JO. De interpretatione 3-6. op. cit. 3: pfj~a OE EC1T\ TO -rrpocrcrrwaivov xp6vov ... eyolJEvwv cr11~dov. op. cit. I; Io; cp. PLATO, Cratylus, 399 B. De sophisticis elenchis I4. De interpretatione 2, 3; Topica 5·7• LIS. PLATO, Protagoras 342 E, 343 A-B. Analytica priora 42 b, 30; Analytica posteriora, 94 a I2.

33· 34· • 42 CHAPTER TWO 43· 44· 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. ARISTOPHANES, Clouds 66o-8o. DIOGENES 9·53-4· Cratylus 399 B, 425 A; Sophistes 262 A-263 D. 12. De interpretatione 2-3. A. n&ale, Paris, I948, JO. De interpretatione 3-6. op. cit. 3: pfj~a OE EC1T\ TO -rrpocrcrrwaivov xp6vov ... eyolJEvwv cr11~dov. op. cit. I; Io; cp. PLATO, Cratylus, 399 B. De sophisticis elenchis I4. De interpretatione 2, 3; Topica 5·7• LIS. PLATO, Protagoras 342 E, 343 A-B. Analytica priora 42 b, 30; Analytica posteriora, 94 a I2.

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