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Historiographia Linguistica
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Note: This listing acknowledges the receipt of recent studies that seem to bear on linguistics, in particular the history of the discipline. Only the receipt of those books will be acknowledged separately which have been sent upon request. It should be pointed out that by accepting a book, the Editor implies no promise that it will be reviewed in HL. Reviews are printed as circumstances permit, and offprints are sent to the publishers of the works reviewed, items preceded by an asterisk have been chosen for review in one of the forthcoming issues of HL. They will only be listed here.

ed. 1978 . Valence, Semantic Case, and Grammatical Relations. Papers presented for the Working Group “Valence and Semantic Case” [at the] 12th International Congress of Linguists, University of Vienna, Austria, August 29 to September 3, 1977 . (= Studies in Language Compagnon Series, 1 .) Amsterdam : John Benjamins B. V. , XIV, 729 pages . Bound, Hfl. 1001 .-. [ Under the headings “Valence: from heuristic problems to a strictly defined notion of valence boundness”, “Semantic case: toward a sharper understanding of case notions and selection criteria”, and “The. interlocking of coding and control features with grammatical relations” contributions by B. Abramov, H. Bluhm, H. Vater, R. Růžička, B. Hesse, A. Rothkegel, J. Ballweg, H. Günther, H. Frosch, St. Fink, H. U. Boas, U. Figge, D. Willems, A. P. Omamor, W. A. Cook, E. L. Blansitt, Jr., G. Radden, R. Dir-ven, J. Pleines, T. C. Potts, St. Starosta, T. J. Klokeid, N. E. Collinge, J. A. Edmondson, and J. Anderson are arranged. The vol. is rounded of by the ed.’s epilogue, “Valence and case: Remarks on their contribution to the identification of grammatical relations” (695–729). There is no index .]
Ars Semeiotica: International Journal of American Semiotic . No. 3 ( 1978 ), 176 pp. [ Note that, beginning with No.4, the Journal will be published by the firm of John Benjamins B.V., Amsterdam! – For ‘Saussureans’ there are 2 contributions of particular interest: Mihai Nadin’s “On the semiotic nature of value” (33–48), which suggests late 19th-century sources on ‘Werttheorie’ for Saussure’s inspiration, and Carla Antonelli’s “On the Saussurean distinction between signifié and signification” (107–28). – There is reason to repeat (pace Bloomfield 1933, Lyons 1968, and many other distinguished linguists) that Saussure’s Cours was first published in 1916, not in 1915, i.e., exactly 100 years after the appearance of Bopp’s Conjugationssystem .]
. 1979 . Istorjia russkogo jazy-koznanija [ History of Russian linguistics ]. Moskva : Izd. “Vysšaja škola” , 223 pp. Cloth , 851 Kop. [ In his newest book the author covers familiar grounds, namely, the development of Russian linguistics from the second half of the 18th c. to the beginning of the 20th, ending with an analysis of the works of a former associate of Baudouin de Courtenay, Dmitrij Nikolaevič Kudravsjcij (1867–1920), and the very influential Lev Vladimirovič Sčerba (1880–1944). There is a short bib. (215–18) and an index of authors (219–22). – For accounts on earlier books by Berezin, cf. HL 2:2.274–75, 3.418–19 (1975), 3:2.267–68 (1976), and 4:1.69–79, 3.388–91 (1977) .]
Cahiers de l’Institut du Moyen-Âge grec et latin (publiés par le directeur de l’Institut) . Nos. 18–29 . Copenhagen , 1976–1979 . [ Issues vary between 54 (No.19) and 121 (No.26) in length; they are devoted to a particular author – often they constitute a text edition – or articles by various authors touching upon a particular topic or area. For instance, No.18 contains a brief note by Jan Pinborg concerned with the possible identification of Richard Rufus of Cornwall with a “magister abstractum” frequently mentioned in 14th-century logical discussions (1–4), and 2 papers, Erik Petersen, “Some Remarks on Coluccio Salutati’s De fa-to et fortuna” (5–17), and Brian P. McGuire, “Man and the Evil in Medieval Theology and Culture” (18–82). No.24 of 1978 is dedicated to the late Heinrich Roos, S.J. (19041977). In fact, it contains, apart from a brief preface (3–4) by Jan Pinborg and a full-page photograph of Roos, posthumously published articles by the latter on medieval themes, most of them editions and commentaries of gramma-tico-philosophical texts. [Note that a full bib. of Roos’ writings appeared in 1974 in No.13 of the Cahiers (62–68)]. No.26 contains critical editions of 2 tracts by Radulphus Brito, his Commentary on Boethius’ De differentiis topicis and the Sophism “Omnis homo est omnis homo”. – No.27 constitutes a critical edition of the Summa of Petrus Helias on Priscianus Minor, by James E. Toison, with No.28 printing an introd. by Margaret T. Gibson (159–66), a note (167168) by the ed., followed by the apparatus criticus. – Correction note: No.21 of the Cahiers has not been received .]
. 1978 . The Russian Language since the Revolution . London : Oxford Univ. Press ; Oxford : Clarendon Press , XI, 258 pp. Cloth , 10.00 . [ This analysis of the development of the Russ. language during the past 60 years consits of the following chaps. (following a general introd. in which the sociolinguistic situation is mapped out): 1) “Pronunciation” (22–55); 2) “Stress” (56–72); 3) “Morphology” (73–101); 4) “Syntax” (102–30); 5) “Vocabulary” (131–58); 6) “Sex, Gender, and the Status of Women” (159–71); 7) “Modes of Address and Speech Etiquette” (172–99), and 8) “Orthography” (200–20). Bib. (221–32), general index of names and subjects (233–38), and a full “Russian Index” (239–58) .]
eds 1978 . Balkan-Archiv . Neue Folge, Band 31 . Hamburg : Helmut Buske Verlag , 188 pp. [ Editors’ addresses: W. Dahmen, Gesamthochschule Bamberg, Postfach 1549, D-8600 Bamberg, and J. Kramer, Romanisches Seminar der Universität, Albertus-Magnus Platz, D-5000 Köln 41, Federal Republic of Germany. – There are 1 vol. p.a. containing articles and reviews of linguistic work devoted to the geographical area inscribed in the journal title .]
. 1978 . Neutralization and Archipho-neme: Two phonological concepts and their history . (= Publications of the Department of English, University of Copenhagen, 7 .) Copenhagen : Akademisk Forlag , 239 pp. Paper, 100 ,-. [ This study offers a succinct historical-systematic overview of the various schools of thought (Prague, Copenhagen, Britain, United States (structuralist and generative), Leningrad and Moscow, etc.) as well as by individual theorists (C.E.Bazell, W. Haas, A. Avram). Of particular interest to Westerq scholars is chap.6, “Phonological Theory in the Soviet Union” (95–106), though the author (cf. p.96 note) had to rely on non-Russian texts for his analysis). There is a bib. by chapter (223–35), and an index of names ‘including phonological schools’ (236–37) as well as an index of subjects and terms (238–39) .]
Dilbilim: Revue du Département de Français de l’Ecole supérieure des Langues étrangères de l’Université ď’Istanbul III1 , 1978 , VIII, 270 pp. [ The journal contains a defence of Saus-surean linguistics by Berke Vardar, “Pour ou contre la linguistique?” (119–26), against Louis-Jean Calvet’s 1975 book, Tour et contre Saussure: Vers une linguistique sociale (Paris:Payot) .
. 1979 . Theoretical Morphology of the French Verb . (= Lingvisticae Investigaciones: Supplementa, 1 .) Amsterdam : John Benjamins B.V. , 292 pp. Bound, Hfl. 601 ,-. [ The vol. is an application of the ideas laid down in the author’s 19 77 book, Foundations of Theoretical Phonology (Cambridge Univ. Press) to (early and modern) French. It consists of 12 major chaps., from “Linguistic and philosophical assumptions” to “The theoretical nature of morphophonological explanation”. There is an 8-and-a-half line summary (235), followed by an Appendix, “Analyses of four traditionally irregular verbs” (239–80), and index of terms (283–86) and of verbs (286–89), and a very short (13 titles, 3 on non-linguistic themes) bib. (291–92) .]
ed. 1978 . Strukturelle Bedeutungslehre . (= Wege der Forschung, 426 .) Darmstadt : Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft , VI, 455 pp. Cloth, DM 911 ,- ( DM 521 ,- for members of the Society ). [ This volume brings together, in addition to an introductory article by the ed. (1–11) and a brief note on Hjelmslev’s 1957 Copenhagen Congress paper in favour of a structural semantics (43–44), previously published articles by the following scholars (with first publication date added in parentheses): Bernard Pottier (1964), Eugenio Coseriu (1964 sowie 1966, 1967 und 1968), Floyd G. Lounsbury (1964) – his well-known paper on kinship terms – John Lyons (1968), Algirdas Julien Greimas (1970). All these texts have been united under the heading “Strukturelle Bedeutungslehre im engeren Sinne”; they are preceded by an article of the late Stephen (Stephan, István, von) Ullmann (1914–76), “Neue Richtungen in der Semantik” of 1958 (15–39). Part III unites papers under the heading “Aus dem Umfeld der strukturellen Bedeutungslehre”, namely, by Robert Godel (1948), Emile Benveniste (1954), Shirô Hattori (1956), Kurt Baldinger (1964), Bernard Pottier (1965) und Alain Rey (1965). In a number of instances authors had an opportunity to add a comment or refer to subsequent reflections of theirs on structural semantics to the republished item. There is a bib. (437449) and an index of authors (451–55) compiled by Jacqueline Thun .]
. 1978 . Gennem Sproget: Om undersøfgelse af sprogbrug i samfundet [ Through language: An investigation of language use and society ], Copenhagen : Gyldendal , 190 pp. [ The book contains chaps, on psycholin-guistics, sociolinguistics, linguistics tout court, language use and society, and reviews of books by Edward Sapir, Paul Diderichsen, and others. There are endnotes (159–67), a list of bib. references (168–82), a glossary of terms (183–85), and an index of terms and subjects (186–88) as well as an index of authors (189–90) .]
. 1977 . Die Kalkülisierung der Grammatik: Philologische Untersuchungen zu Ursprung, Entwicklung und Erfolg der sprachwissenschaftlichen Theorien Noam Chomskys . (= Sammlung Groos, 2 .) Stuttgart : Julius Groos Verlag , 489 pp. [ This study – accepted as a dissertation by the Neuphilologische Fakultät, Univ. of Heidelberg – is not merely a historical survey of TG but in fact an investigation of a much more comprehensive kind of the epistemological foundations and the evolution of grammatical theory largely asso-, ciated with Chomsky. The book consists of the following major chapters: “Zur Vorgeschichte der generativen Grammatik” (15–64), which surveys the development of formalized languages, from Leibniz to Frege, Peano, Russel & White-head, Hilbert and others to the philosophers, of the Vienna Circle; “Zur Vorgeschichte der generativen Grammatik”, Part II: “Die Reduktion der Grammatik auf die Syntax” (65–89), which includes an interesting account of Bloomfield’s linguistic views and his contacts with Carnap; “Natürliche als formale Sprachen” (91–138), which is concerned with the ‘sprachphilosophische Grundgedanken’ of Generative Grammar; “Die operative Grammatik”, Part I: “Die Grammatik als Kalkül” (139–77), and Part II: “Die zweigeteilte Grammatik” (179-to 221), which deal with the two stages of development of Chomsky’s theory of syntax (pre- and post-Aspects); “Die Grammatik als Modell” (223–77), which is largely devoted to a thorough treatment of the concept of ‘competence’ and its shortcomings, and, finally, “Zum Erfolg der generativen Grammatik” (279–326), which makes interesting reading, not only for linguists and historians of linguistics but also for everyone curious about the intellectual atmosphere in which Chomsky’s ideas took shape. The author has added copious notes documenting many of his observations (329–442), many of which should be read together with the narrative. A bib. (445–89) concludes the book; an index would have enhanced the value of this insightful study .]
. 1978 . Description sémantique et dynamique du discours . Thèse présentée à l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne ( Paris IV ), pour le grade de Docteur de 3ème Cycle en Linguistique . Published by G. E. T. A. , Boîte postale 53, F-38041 Grenoble, France , 13, 222, 27, and 11 pages . FF 421 ,-. [ This dissertation done under the supervision of Bernard Pottier has the following chaps.: I, “La nature du langage et de la sémantique”; II, “La sémantique linguistique et certaines propositions fondamentales”; III, “La théorie des réseaux-C; IV, “La syntaxe des modes vue de la sémantique” .]
. 1978 . The Gododdin: The oldest Scottish poem . Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Press , XI, 177 pp. [ Paperback ed. of 1969 publication .]
ed. 1978 . Zur Entstehung der romanischen Sprachen . (= Wege der Forschung, 162 .) Darmstadt : Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft , X, 505 pp. Cloth, DM 911 .- ( DM 531 .- for members of the society ). [ This vol. brings together significant articles, from Gustav Gröber’s 1894 paper, “Vulgärlateinische Substrate romanischer Wörter” (23–32), to Eugenio Coseriu’s 1971 article, “Das Problem des griechischen Einflusses auf das Vulgärlatein” (448–60). Authors of other contributions are Joseph Schrijnen (1934), Walther von Wartburg (1936), Matteo Bartoli (1936/37/45), Amado Alonso (1945/61), Harri Meier (1948), Robert A. Hall, Jr. (1950), Antoine Meillet (1951 [actually: 1929), E. Coseriu (1954), Knud Togeby (1957), Maximilian Křepinský (1958), Günter Reichenkron (1963), Helmut Lüdtke (1964 and 1965), and Antonio Tovar (1964). To this the ed. has added a substantial introd. (1–22), a detailed bib. arranged according to subjects, Latin & Vulgar Latin, Romance langs, in general, individual Romance languages, etc.(461–71), and indexes of subjects & terms (473–501) and of authors (501–05) .]
. 1978 . Desiderii Erasmi Roterdami De recta Latini Graecique sermonis pronuntiatione dialogue . Deside-rius Erasmus von Rotterdam, Dialog über die richtige Aussprache der lateinischen und griechischen Sprache. Als Lesetext herausgegeben, übersetzt und kommentiert . (= Beitr -ge zur Klassischen Philologie, 98 .) Meisenheim am Glan : Verlag Anton Hain , XIII, 236 pp. Paper, DM 38 ,-. [ A text ed., together with a free German transi, on opposite page, of Erasmus’ work on the correct pronunciation of Latin and Greek, first published in 1528, but follwing the second rev. ed. of 1529 (Basel: Froben). “Index nominum” (223–25), index of words taken from modern European languages (225–30), “Index vocum latinarum” (231–36) .]
Language Sciences . Volume 1 , Number 1 . Tokyo : Published by the International Christian University Language Sciences Institute , 208 pp. [ Editor-in-Chief: Fred C. C. Peng, Dept. of Linguistics, Intl. Christian Univ., 10–3, 2 chome, Osa-wa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181, Japan. – The journal, subtitled “An interdisciplinary forum”, carries on the tradition of the periodical by the same name which appeared between 1968 and 1977 at Indiana University, Bloomington, and which had been edited throughout most of these 10 years by Katherine M. Fenton, an editor who deserves to be mentioned in the annals of modern linguistics for her broad outlook and support of non- ‘Mainstream’ views and scholars during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is now scheduled too appear twice a year, at $33.00 p.a. for individual subscribers, and $65. 00 for libraries and instititions. The first issue of some 200 pages includes contributions by Toni Cross, Judith Duchan & Joseph Oliva, Mary Sanches, Bennison Gray, John L. Fisher, Anthony G. Lozano & Dale R. Somers, Mary Ritchie Key, and others on subjects such as child language, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, distinctive feature theory, and many other matters .]
Linguistische Arbeitsberichte No. 23 (= Sonderheft Nr.1 des Linguistischen Arbeitskreises der Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig ). Leipzig : Sektion Theoretische und angewandte Sprachwissenschaft der Karl-Marx-Univ. , 1978 , 78 pp. [ This issue of LAB contains versions of contributions by various members of the faculty to international conferences during 1977 as well as original papers devoted to Autonomous Generative Syntax, Semantic & Pragmatics, and other subjects .]
1979 . A Guide to Romance Reference Grammars: The modern standard languages . (= Library and Information Sources in Linguistics, 6 .) Amsterdam : John Benjamins B.V. , XVIII, 126 pp. Bound, Hfl. 40.00 . [ This annotated and evaluative bib. of the major grammars and comprehensive syntactic descriptions of modern Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Rumanian, and Spanish since 1900 consists of “A brief survey of linguistic theories” (1–27), individual sections devoted to the above-mentioned languages, a bib. (111–17), and an “Index of technical terms and of linguists cited” (119–26) .]
. 1978 . Videnskaben om sproget: Historisk sprogvidenskab i det 19. århundrede . Foreword and index of authors and terms by Jens Juh̥ Jensen . Århus : Arkona [ address: Postboks 285, DK-8100 Århus C, Denmark], XII, 311, 77 and [13] pp. [A reprint of Pedersen’s 1924 Sprogviden-skaben i det nittende aarhundrede: Metoder og resultater, and of his earlier (1916) study, Et Blik pa Sprogvidenska-bens Historie, med saerligt hensyn til det historiske studium av sprogets lyd, an English transl, of which by Caroline C. and Peter A. Henriksen is to appear in the course of this year (Amsterdam: J. Benjamins) as vol.7 of “Studies in the History of Linguistics”. To this the ed. has added a preface (i-xii), which contains references to more recent literature in the field, and an index ([78]-[87]) .]
. 1978 . Les Fondements sociolinguistiques de la traduction . Thèse présentée devant l’Univ. de Rennes II , le 4 décembre 1976 . Lille : Atelier Reproductions des Thèses, Univ. de Lille III . ( Diffusion : Librairie Honoré Champion, Paris ). [ The study consists of 12 chaps., devoted to the following aspects of the sociology of translation: “La traduction dans la théorie générale du langage”, “Les paramètres du message”, “Traduction et langues en contact”, “Sens et signifié”, “De la grammaire”, “Le lexique”, “Traduction et sociolinguistique”, “De l’idiome comme concept sociolinguistique”, “Langue et parole ou code et message”, “Quelle langue?”, “Analyse et exégése”, and “Traduction et universaux”. Bib. (482–89) .]
ed. 1976 . The Logic of John Buridan: Acts of the 3rd European Symposium on Medieval Logic and Semantics, Copenhagen 16.-21. November 1975 . (= Opuscula graecolatina, 9 .) Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum , 165 pp. [ Contributions are in French, German and English by scholars from the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Britain, and Denmark, e.g., E. P. Bos, L. M. de Rijk, Mieczysɫaw Markowski, Alfonso Maierù, Karin M. Fredborg, et al. All concern, in one form or another, the logical system of Johannes Buridanus (French Nominalist teaching in Paris in the 1st half of the 14th century), whose writings have been indexed in the present vol. (163). There are, in addition, indexes of medieval authors and scribes (164) and of manuscripts (164–65) .]
. 1978 . Le Langage à l’âge classique . (= Horizons du langage, [unnumbered] .) Paris : Editions Klincksieck , 294 pp. Paper, FF 68 ,-. [ This vol. advertised as “Foucault [et?] Chomsky contestés …” does not deal with the Greek and Roman period but with the post-Renaissance period, from around 1650 to the later 18th century. The argument is carried on in altogether 8 major chaps. (‘livres’), namely, I, “Du côté de Port-Royal” (9–56); II, “Du côté de l’Ecole Royale Militaire” (57–78); III, “L’oublie cartésien du langage” (79–103); IV, “Nature et volonté” (105–32); V, “Puissance et sagesse” (133–80); VI, “L’envers le tableau” (181204); VII, “Aux portes de la chair” (205–42) et VIII, “Langage et pouvoir” (243–85). There is an author’s index (288290), but no bibliography and in fact few bib. footnotes .]
. 1978 . [ The Linguistic Theory of I. A. Baudouin de Courtenay and its Place in 19th and 20th century linguistics ]. Tbilisi : Izd. “Mecniereba” , 339 pp. [ An evaluation of Baudouin de Courtenay’s (18451929) work and its impact on late 19th and early 20th century linguistic theories. In Georgian, with a Russ. summary (302–16). Much of the introd. chap. (4–41) is taken up by a discussion of Baudouin’s relationship with contemporary scholars, such as Kruszewski and Saussure, and Baudouin’s recognition in 20th-century linguistics; the four major chaps. are devoted to specific aspects of Baudouin’s doctrine. The bib. consists of a select list of B’s writings (317–18), followed by items in Georgian (319), Russian (319–27), and Western languages (327–32). There is a detailed index of authors (333–37) .]
1979 . Institutionalized Language Planning: Documents and analysis of the revival of Hebrew . (= Contributions to the Sociology of Language, 23 .) The Hague – Paris – New York : Mouton Publishers , VIII, 203 pp. Cloth, DM 621 .-. [ Note that since 19 77 Mouton is part of Walter de Gruyter, Inc., Berlin & New York. – As hinted at in the subtitle of the book it is a documentation of texts, letters, articles and the like, together with editorial comments and annotations, all of them translated into English, rather than a straightforward historical account. As such it is of significant interest to historians in the field, especially as it supplies detailed and reliable information on which such a historical narrative can be built. The vol. distinguishes 3 phases in the development of modern Hebrew, namely, the early efforts culminating in the 1890 foundation of the Hebrew Language Council until the establishment of the Supreme Institute of the Hebrew Language Act in 1953. The two remaining chaps, are entitled “Expansion of the Language” (99–138) and “Pronunciation and Spelling”(161–60), respectively. There is a concluding chap. (161–9 7), and a (perhaps somewhat too short) bib. of primary and secondary sources (200–03). There is no index .]
. 1978 . Saggio sul vocalismo indoeuropeo . Edizione italiana (introduzione, traduzione e note) a cura di Giuseppe Carlo Vincenzi . Bologna : Cooperativa Librarla Universitaria Editrice , XCIV, 450 pp. Paperbd., Lira 15.000 . [ Although the bulk of the volume (pp.1–291) is taken up by the It. transl, of Saussure’s 1878 Mémoire sur le système primitif des voyelles dans les langues indo-européennes (Leipzig: Teubner), the present volume constitutes an important contribution to Saussurean and historical-linguistic scholarship in that the editor has provided a substantial introduction (xix-xciv) in which the theory of laryngeals, which is so closely connected with Saussure’s epoch-making book, is discussed at some length, with post 1927-scholar-ship in the field being the focus of attention. There is a special bib. on the topic appended (lxxxi-xcii). Further, apart from an ‘Indice delle forme’ (293–320) cited in Saussure’s Mémoire the ed. has added valuable notes – 313 in number, one of them 7 and a half pages long! – and insightful comments (321–413), with a general bib. of references added (415–39). Although there exist reviews of the Mémoire by Louis Havet (1849–1925), Karl Brugmann (1849–1919), August Fick (1833–1916), John Rhys (1840–1915), and Henry Sweet (1845–1912) – cf. the forthcoming Bibliographie saus-surienne for derails – the ed. has chosen to print an It. transl, of Mikoɫaj Kruszewski’s (1850–87) appraisal of this and Brugmann’s “Nasalis sonans” study (441–50) as an appendix to the present volume .]
ed. (“ unter Mitwirkung einer Arbeitsgruppe ”). 1979 . Bibliographien zur Linguistik . (= Studium Sprachwissenschaft, Heft 2 .) Münster : Institut für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität , 91 pp. [ A bib. of linguistic bibliographies classified according to specific fields of the discipline, including the history of linguistics (72–74) and bibliographies on individual scholars, from Charles Bally to Ludwig Wittgenstein (74–86). There is no index .]
. 1977 [ actually : 1979 ]. “ Dieci anni di bibliografie saussuriane: 1967–1976 ”. Offprint from : Studi italiani di linguistica teorica ed applicata VI , no. 3 , pp. 629 – 681 . [ A critical evaluation of bibliographical work on Saussurean linguistics, with particular attention to Italian studies in the field .]
1979 . “ The Interest in Language and Languages in Colonial and Federal America ”. Reprinted from Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 123 : 1 . 29 – 46 ( March 1979 ). [ Cf. also the author’s contribution to HL 4:2/1977 .]
. 1978 . The Pronunciation of Rumanian and English: Two basic contrastive analyses . Frankfurt/Main : Haag & Herchen Verlag , XXVIII, 210 pp. Paperback, DM 29,80 . [ Originally a 1975 doctoral diss., Univ. of Bonn, the contrastive study of English and Rumanian phonetics includes an introductory chap., “The development of linguistics and phonetics and the practical study of languages” (pp.1–33), which is of interest to historians of linguistics: it surveys the field from the early 19th century to present-day work in contrastive linguistic theory. Bib. (192–99); notes (199–210) .]
. 1978 . Le lexique de Jehan Marot dans “Le Doctrinal des Princesses et nobles Dames ”. (= Speculum ar-tium, 4 .) Ravenna : Longo Editore , 105 pp. [ A lexical study of marginal interest to historians of linguistics devoted to an early 16th-century text .]
Obščestvennye nauki v SSSR [ Social sciences in the U.S.S.R ]. Serija 6 : Jazykoznanie [ Linguistics ]. Moskva : Institut Nauč-noj Informacii po Obščestvennym Naukam, Akademija Nauk SSSR [ Institute of Scientific Information on the Social Sciences ]. Nos. 5–6 ( 1978 ), 190 and 201 pp. [ The section on ‘History and the present state of linguistics’ of these two issues contains appraisals of the works of Viktor Vladimirovič Vinogradov (1895–1969), of Ivan Ivanovič Meščaninov (1883–1967), and other authors .]
Obščestvennye nauki za rubežom [ Social sciences abroad ]. Serija 6 : Jazykoznanie [ Linguistics ]. Moskva : Institut Naučnoj Informacii …, Nos. 5–6 ( 1978 ), 200 and 202 pp. [ No.5 contains, inter alia, a review by V. I. Klepko of J. Kelemen, A nyelvfilozófia kérdései: Descartestól Rousseau-ig (Budapest: Kossuth, 1977) on pp.9–12; No.6 carries, among others, reviews of G. A. Padley, Grammatical Theory in Western Europe 1500–1700: The Latin tradition (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1976), by V. S. Čulkova (9–12); of Harald Haarmann’s ed. of Die estonischen Grammatiken des 17. Jahrhunderts (Hamburg: Buske, 1976), by V. P. Tjul’nina (12–16), and of Paul Dide-richsen, Rasmus Rask und die grammatische Tradition (München: Fink, 1976), by R. M. Venckovič (16–20), all of which have been either reviewed or abstracted in previous issues of HL – cf. 3:2.269 (1976), 3:3.387 (1976), and 4:3.392–99 (1977) .]
. 1978 . Filosofiskie problemy semeiotiki [ Philosophical problems of semiotics ]. Moskva : Izd. “Vysšaja škola” , 159 pp. Paper , 75 K . [ This monograph consists of 5 major chaps.: I, “The evolution of semiotic ideas in philosophy”; II, “Philosophical categories and sign representations”; III, “Philosophy and semiotics”; IV, “Creation and semiotics”, and V, “Ontological models of language and the object of semiotics”. The first chap, is something like a brief history of semiotic ideas from antiquity to the 20th century; in fact it is the longest (3–63) chap, and includes discussion of Leibniz, Wolf, Locke, Lambert, Kant, Hamilton, Frege, and many other philosophers. Bib. references (145–58), no index .]
Zeitschrift für arabische Linguistik / Journal of Arabic Linguistics / Journal de linguistique arabe . Wiesbaden : Otto Harrassowitz Verlag , 1978 , volume I , number 1 , 78 pp. Paper, DM 28.80 . [ This new journal fills a long-felt need for a periodical devoted to Arabic linguistics. The editorial address is: ZAL (= official siglum), Redaktion, Bismarckstr. 1, D-8520 Erlangen, Fed. Rep. of Germany. The present number contains 2 items of particular interest to readers of HL: A. S. Furat, “Ein bisher unbekanntes Werk über die grammatischen Streitfragen der Kufer und Basrer” (8–23), and a review by W. F(ischer) of Versteegh 1977 (94–95) – cf. HL 4:1.133 (1977) for details .]
Zeitschrift für Semiotik . Band 1 , Heft 1 , 158 pp. [ Editor-inChief: Roland Posner; Editorial Office: Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaften, Technische Universität, Sekr. TEL 6. Ernst-Reuter-Platz 10, D-1000 Berlin 10, West Germany. – Subscriptions (DM 58.- per volume of 4 issues annually) are to be sent to: Akademische Verlagsanstalt Athenaion, Post Office Box 1107, D-6200 Wiesbaden, West Germany. – The 1st issue of this new Journal (March 1979) is largely devoted to “Semiotische Klassiker des 20. Jahrhunderts [read: late 19th to mid-20th century]”, to wit C. S. Peirce, F. de Saussure, Jacob von Uexküll (1864–1944), Charles Morris (b.1901), and Georg Klaus (1912–74). There are in addition two review articles surveying the state of the art of semiotics in the Federal Republic of Germany, and also several reports on activities in the field of semiotic studies around the Western world. – The next issues are devoted to the following topics: Heft 2, “Verhaltenspartituren: Notation und Transkription”; Heft 3, “Semiotik als philosophische Propädeutik – Die Zeichentheorie der deutschen Aufklärung”; Heft 4, “Ikonismus in den natürlichen Sprachen” .]