Humboldt: On Language
On the Diversity of Human Language Construction and Its Influence on the Mental Development of the Human Species 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Wilhelm Von Humboldt
Edited by Michael Losonsky
Translated by Peter Heath
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Humboldt: On Language by Wilhelm Von Humboldt
Book DescriptionWilhelm von Humboldt's classic study of human language was first published in 1836, as a general introduction to his three-volume treatise on the Kawi language of Java. It is the final statement of his lifelong study of the nature of language, exploring its universal structures and its relation to mind and culture. Empirically wide-ranging - Humboldt goes far beyond the Indo-European family of languages - it remains one of the most interesting and important attempts to draw philosophical conclusions from comparative linguistics. This 1999 volume presents a translation by Peter Heath, together with an introduction by Michael Losonsky that places Humboldt's work in its historical context and discusses its relevance to contemporary work in philosophy, linguistics, cognitive science, and psychology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521660891
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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