Landmarks in Linguistic Thought
The Western Tradition from Socrates to Saussure 2nd Revised edition
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Landmarks in Linguistic Thought by Roy Harris
Book DescriptionBy introducing the reader to the main issues and themes that have determined the development of the Western linguistic tradition, an evolution of linguistic thought quickly becomes apparent. Each chapter in this accessible book contains a short extract from a 'landmark' text followed by a commentary which places the text in its social and intellectual context.The authors, who consider writers from Aristotle to Caxton to Saussure, have fully revised the original edition ofthis text. Complete with two new chapters on Bishop John Wilkins and Frege, a revised preface and updated bibliography, this book will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in the History of Linguistics, or the History of Western Thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415153621
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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