Writings in General Linguistics

On Sound Alternation (1881) and Outline of Linguistic Science (1883)

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This volume brings together the most important general linguistic writings by Mikołay Kruszewski (1851-1887), whom Roman Jakobson described as “one of the greatest theoreticians of language among the world linguists of the late nineteenth century”. Apart from reissuing a revised version of the late Robert Austerlitz’ translation of the theoretical introduction of Kruszewski’s Master’s thesis on morphophonemic alternation in Old Slavic, first published in German in 1881, the bulk of the present volume consists of the first translation ever, by Gregory M. Eramian, of Kruszewski’s doctoral thesis, Outline of Linguistic Science, supervised by J. Baudouin de Courtenay and submitted in Russian at the University of Kazan in 1883, which until now has been available only in German translation, published in Techmer’s “Zeitschrift” (Leipzig, 1884-1890; reprinted Amsterdam, 1973). Together with a detailed introduction, a full list of Kruszewski’s writings, a bibliography of secondary sources, including a reconstruction of the major works consulted by Kruszewski, and detailed indexes of biographical names, subjects & terms, and languages cited for examples, the present volume provides Western scholars with a solid textual and contextual basis for a proper reassessment of the ideas of arguably the most outstanding 19th-century linguistic thinker.
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Table of Contents
Editor's Foreword
vii
Editor's Introduction
Mikołaj Kruszewski's Contribution to General Linguistics
xi
Works by Mikołaj Kruszewski, 1876–1978
xxxiii
Bibliography of Secondary Sources
xxxvi
Mikołaj Kruszewski: Writings in General Linguistics
I. On Sound Alternation (1881)
Translated by Robert Austerlitz
Editor's Foreword
3
[Author's Preface]
5
[0. Introductory Observations]
7
[1.] The First Category
11
[2.] The Second Category
13
[3.] The Third Category
16
[4. Conclusions from the Preceding Discussion]
23
[5. General Principles of Linguistic Research]
24
Table 1: [Divergency vs Correlation]
30
Table 2: [Phonetic vs Morphological Law]
31
Appendix: On 'Palatalization' and 'Dentalization' of the Old Slavic Postlinguals
32
II. An Outline of Linguistic Science (1883)
Translated by Gregory M. Eramian
Translator's Foreword
37
List of Abbreviations
42
0. Introduction
43
1. The Most Basic Analysis of Speech; its Various Elements and their Nature
51
2. The Sounds and their Laws
54
3. The History of Sounds and Sound Complexes
65
4. Concerning the Prevailing Views on Sound Laws
87
5. Words
96
6. The Delimitation of the Morphological Elements of the Word and their Nature
101
7. Factors of a Destructive Nature
117
8. History of the Morphological Elements of the Word
127
9. The Synthesis of Morphological Elements into a Word and of Words into Language
137
10. The History of Words
153
Works Cited by Kruszewski
175
Indexes
Index of Biographical Names
179
Index of Subjects and Terms
181
Index of Languages Cited for Examples
187
List of illustrations
Portrait of Mikołaj Kruszewski
vi
The Habdank Coat of Arms
xl
Title-page of Kruszewski's Über die Lautabwechslung (Kazan, 1881)
2
Kruzewski and American Phonology (after Klausenburger 1978:117)
4
Table 1: [Divergency vs Correlation]
30
Table 2: [Phonetic vs Morphological Law]
31
Table 3: [The Palatalization Process of OCS Postlinguals]
34
Title-page of Kruszewski's O čerk nauki o jazyke (Kazan, 1883)
36
First page of the German translation of O čerk (Leipzig, 1884)
50
Last page of the German translation of O čerk (Leipzig, 1890)
174
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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