History of Linguistics in Europe by Vivien Law
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History of Linguistics in Europe
By Vivien Law

The History of Linguistics in Europe

From Plato to 1600

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History of Linguistics in Europe by Vivien Law

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This authoritative and wide-ranging book, first published in 2003, examines the history of western linguistics over a 2000-year timespan, from its origins in ancient Greece up to the crucial moment of change in the Renaissance that laid the foundations of modern linguistics. Some of today's burning questions about language date back a long way: in 1400 BC Plato was asking how words relate to reality. Other questions go back just a few generations, such as our interest in the mechanisms of language change, or in the social factors that shape the way we speak. Vivien Law explores how ideas about language over the centuries have changed to reflect changing modes of thinking. A survey chapter brings the coverage of the book up to the present day. Classified bibliographies and chapters on research resources and the qualities the historian of linguistics needs to develop, provide the reader with the tools to go further.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521563154
ISBN-10: 0521563151
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 19mm)
Pages: 326
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Vivien Law

Vivien Law is Reader in the History of Linguistic Thought at Cambridge University, and Fellow of Trinity College.

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