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Historiographia Linguistica
Vol. 6:2 (1979) ► pp. 277284

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 which have been chosen for review in one of the forthcoming issues of HL will only be listed here.

Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur , Band 100 , 1.-3 . Heft , Tübingen : Max Niemeyer Verlag , 1978 , 491 pp. in all. DM 116,- [ This vol. is devoted to the life and work of the founders of the “Beiträge”, which still bear the names of the two original founders, at least in the sig-lum PBB, namely, Hermann Paul (1846–1921) and Wilhelm Braune (1850–1926), and their friend of the early Leipzig days, Eduard Sievers (1850–1932), who served as co-editor from 1892 onwards and as, major editor after Braune and Paul’s death. The relevant articles are: “Wilhelm Braune” (4–39) by Hans Fromm; “Eduard Sievers” (40–85) by Peter (Felix) Ganz; “Hermann Paul und die Kasusgrammatik” by Wolfgang Huber (86–109), and “Hermann Paul” (159–204) by Marga Reis. Heft 3 contains in addition “Aus der Frühzeit der ‘Beiträge’: Briefe der Herausgeber 1870–1885”, edited by Gerhard W. Baur (337–68), and (drawn from Ulrich Pretzel’s papers and collection of letters) “Der Lehrer: Aus Briefen Friedrich Zarnckes” (369–87), the influential teacher (1825–91) of many ‘Junggrammatiker’, including Paul and Braune .]
. 1979 . Language and Responsibility . Based on conversations with Mitsou Ronat . Translated from the French by John Viertel . New York : Pantheon Books , IX, 213 pp. [ Retranslation of interviews given by Chomsky to Mitsou Ronat, him speaking in French, Chomsky answering in English, and published in French in Dialogues avec Mitsou Ronat (Paris: Flammarion, 1977). The English version was revised in consultation and with the collaboration of Chomsky. The volume has the following parts: 1, “Linguistics and Politics” (1–99), and 2, “Generative Grammar” (101–94). There are brief notes (195–97) and a full index of terms, subjects, and names (199–212). The linguistics portion of the book covers familiar grounds, namely, “The birth of generative grammar” (103–35), “Semantics” (136–62), “The Extended Standard Theory” (163–68), “Deep Structure” (169–79), and “Universal grammar and unresolved questions” (180–94). – of. the reviews by Paul Robinson in The New York Times Book Review (1 Feb. 1979), pp.3ff.-37, and by John Leonard in The New York Times (5 Feb. 1979), p. C17 .]
. 1977 . Tradición y novedad en la ciencia del lenguaje: Estudios de historia de la lingüistica . (= Biblioteca Románica Hispánica, II: Estudios y ensayos, 265 .) Madrid : Editorial Gredos , 373 pp. [ Collection of 12 articles originally published between 1953 – the obituary of Amado Alonso (1896–1952) – and 1972/73, namely, “Sobre la tipolo-gia lingüistica de Wilhelm von Humboldt”, which appeared in German and Italian respectively. Most articles have been translated into Spanish for the first time, many from German (by Marcos Martínez Hernández); they have been revised by the author, who appended critical, at times even polemical, notes to many of the articles. The other studies are: “L’arbitraire du signe: Sobre la historia tardía de un concepto aristotélico” (1967; 13–59; add. notes, 59–61); “Acer-ca de la teoría de lenguaje de Juan Luis Vives [1492–1540]” (1971; 62–85); “Vives y el problema de la traducción” (1971; 86–101; add. notes, 101–02); “La etimologías de [Pierfrancesco] Giambullari [1495–1555]” (1972; 103–16); “Adam Smith y los comienzos de la tipología lingüistica” (1968; 117–30); “François Thurot [1768–1832]” (1967; 131–37, and note, page 137); “Raices humboldtianas de la lingüistica moderna” (review of Guillermo de Humboldt por Miguel de Unamuno y Justo Garate (Buenos Aires, 1951), first published in 1954; 138141); “Para la prehistoria de la semántica estructural: [Karl Wilhelm Ludwig] Heyse [(1797–1851)] y su análisis del campo léxico Schall” (1967; 185–99); “Georg von der Gabelentz y la lingüistica sincrönica” (1967; 185–245; add. comments, 245250) – cf. E. F. K. Koerner, “Animadversions on some recent claims regarding the relationship between Georg von der Gabelentz and Ferdinand de Saussure”, Studi saussuriani per Robert Godel ed. by René Amacker et al., 165–80 (Bologna: Il Mulino, 1974), for an opposite view-; “Panorama de la lingüistica iberoamericana (1940–1965)” (1968; 264–364, plus brief note, p. 364). A detailed index of authors (365–72) concludes the vol .]
. 1979 . Die Wortstellung der deutschen Gegenwartssprache als Forschungsobjekt . Mit einer kritisch re- (= Studia Lingüistica Germanica, 15 .) Berlin & New York : W. de Gruyter , VII, 284 pp. [ The study consists of 2 major parts, a descriptive and partly historical survey of the ‘state of the art’ of word-order studies in Germany and concerning (largely) German, and a bibliographical part (153–284), in which mostly recent work (1960–1975) is analysed. – The introd. (p.5) refers to a much fuller bib. by Uta Gosewitz (Hildesheim: G. Olms, 1973) devoted to “Wort-und Satzgliedstellung” which contains 1281 entries. – Part I of the study, in particular the chap, on “Anfänge der deutschen Wortstellungsforschung” (11–25), is of interest to readers of HL, though the reader is referred to Max-Hermann Jellinek’s 2-volume Geschichte der neuhochdeutschen Grammatik (Heidelberg: Winter, 1913–14) for work preceding Jacob Grimm. An interesting ‘find’ is the syntactic work of Georg von der Gabelentz (1840–93), who appears to have anticipated theories put forward much later by Erich Drach and Karl Boost in the 1930s and 1940s. Brief mention is made of the ideas of syntacticians such as Daniel Sanders, Oskar Erdmann, Herman Wunderlich, and others; Otto Behaghel’s (1854–1936) work – which is discussed somewhat more in detail (18–25) is regarded as standing “am Schluss einer Epoche der deutschen Wortforschung” (p.25), in contra-distinction to John Ries’ (1857–1933) studies, which are mentioned in the chap, on “Ansätze zu vertiefter Syntaxforschung im 20. Jahrhundert” (p.27). There is no index .]
eds. 1979 . Dialoge: Beiträge zur Interdktions- und Diskursanalyse . Hildesheim : Gerstenberg Verlag , 284 pp. [ The vol. brings together studies by the following scholars: Irenäus (von) Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Helmut Richter, Michael Böttcher, Thies Wittig, Eckart Strohmaier, Stephan von Block, Winfried Nöth, Ernst W. B. Hess-Lüttich, Günther Kleinen, Meino Naumann, Gerhard C. Rump and W. Heindrichs, many of them devoted to non-linguistic areas, such as fine art, anthropology, and literature. There is an index of terms and authors (279–84) .]
. 1979 . On the Origin and Formation of Creoles: A miscellany of articles . (= Linguistica Extra-nea, 4 .) Ann Arbor, Mich. : Karoma Publishers, Inc. , XXIII, 91 pp. Paper, $4.50 . [ A selection of the most important papers, transl, and ed. by Thomas L. Markey and Paul T. Rober-ge, by the Dutch Classical scholar D. C. Hesseling (18591941) devoted to Creole (esp. Virgin Island Creole Dutch) studies. There is an introd. by Pieter Muysken and Guus Meijer (vii-xxi), and there are copious notes (71–81) and a detailed bibliography (83–91), but no index .]
ed 1977 . Der Deutschunterricht auf dem Gymnasium der Goethezeit: Eine Anthologie . Mit einer Einführung in den Problemkreis, Übersetzung der Zitate und biographischen Daten . (= Texte zum literarischen Leben um 1800, 2 .) Hildesheim : Gerstenberg Verlag , 38, 29, 45, 30, 26, 21, and 26 pp. Bound, DM 56,-. [ This vol. brings together pamphlets published between 1787 and 1834 which were written by schoolmasters, most of them classical philologists, concerned with proper reading and writing instructions at the grammar school level. Among the authors, Friedrich Gedike (17541803), Franz Karl Grieshaber (1798–1866), and others, two are at least of some importance in the history of linguistic and philological studies: Carl August Böttiger (1760–1835), who played an important (though secondary) role in the Romantic movement in Germany, and August Ferdinand Bernhardi (1769–1820), whose grammatical writings influenced Wilhelm von Humboldt. – There are useful biographical notes (23–26 of final portion) but there is no index .]
ed. & transl. 1978 . Recycling the Prague Linguistic Circle . (= Linguistica Extranea, 6 .) Ann Arbor, Mich. : Karoma Publishers, Inc. , XVIII, 85 pp. Paper , $3.50 . [ Following the introd. by the ed., which offers a brief history of the Cercle Linguistique de Prague from 1926 to the early 1950s (vii-xviii), there are the following first English translations of important documents of Prague linguistic scholarship: 1, The “Manifesto presented to the First Congress of Slavic Philologists in Prague” of 1929 (1–31); 2, “By way of introduction”, authored by Bohuslav Havránek (1893–1978), Roman Jakobson (b.1896), Vilém Mathesius (18821945), Jan Mukařovský (1891–1975), and Bohumil Trnka (born 1895), first published in Slovo a slovesnost 1.1–7 (1935), outlining the purpose of this newly founded Journal (‘Word and Verbal Art’), with notes added by the ed. (43–46); 3, “Toward a semantic analysis of philosophical texts”, an article by the Czech mathematician Ladislav Rieger (1916–63) of 1941 published in Slovo a slovesnost 7.180–91, with parts previously presented, on 30 March 1940, to the Prague Linguistic Circle (47–67, notes, 67–68); and 4) “The Content and Limits of Synchronic Linguistics” (1948) by AleksandrVasil’-evič Isačenko (1911–78), with ed.’s notes (80–81). There is a “Select Bib.” (83–85), but no index .]
Linguistische Arbeits-berichte , No. 23 (= Sonderheft Nr.l des Linguistischen Arbeitskreises der Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig .) Leipzig , 1978 , 78 pp. [ The vol. prints papers by Rainer Eckert, Wolfgang Fleischer, Albrecht Neubert, Rudolf Ružička, Gerhard Heibig, Gert Jäger & Bernd Koenitz, and Anita Steube on topics such a syntactic theory, contrastive study, semantics (and pragmatics), sociolinguistics, several of them written in English .]
. 1979 . Lingua intellectuali egemonia in Gram-sci . (= Biblioteca di cultura moderna, 819 .) Bari : Gius. Laterza & figli , XVIII, 292 pp. [ This study devoted to the linguistic ideas of the Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937) and the intellectual background of late 19th and early 20th century general linguistics consists of the following main chaps.: “La sociologia degli intellectuali e la questione della lingua” (13–55), which contains a section on the ‘Crocianism’ of the young Gramsci, “Neo-grammatici e neo-linguistici il paradigma linguistico di Gramsci” (57–151), the most substantial portion of the book, “Nazione-lingua-Stato, culture folkloriche, dialetti” (153–235), and “La lingua come metafora del sociale e il Quaderni 29 [of 1935, by Gramsci]” (237–60). The vol. contains a detailed bib. (265–281) and an index of names (285–89), which supplies first names of authors not given in the bib .]
, comps. 1979 . Spracherwerbs forschung: Eine Bibliographie zur Pädolinguistik . (= Studium Sprachwissenschaft, 3 .) Münster : Inst, für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Univ. , XIII, 78 pp. [ This bib. on child language acquisition complements the existing tools by Leopold (1952), Slobin(1972) and Adele Abrahamsen (Baltimore: Univ. Park Press, 1977). The bulk of the 621 entries covers the years 1965–1977, although classic texts (e.g., Ament 1899, C. & W. Stern 1907, and others) have not been omitted. The bib. contains a very useful index of terms and subjects (74–78) .]
Obščestvenye nauki v CCCR [ Social sciences in the U.S.S.R. ]. Serija 6 : Jazykoznanie , 1979 , No. 1 , 207 pp. [ The issue contains among others reviews of the following books published in the Soviet Union: M. G. Bulaxov’s biobibliographical dictionary on East Slavic Linguists, vol.III – cf. EL 5.355, for details – reviewed by I, K. Germanovič (15–16); M. V. Pavljuk, Osnovni etapi pozvitku ukrajnskogo movoznavstva dožovtnevogo periodu (Kiev & Odessa: “Visšaja škola”, 1978) reviewed by N. V. Pavlovič (16–20) – E. transi. “The main stages in the development of Ukrainian linguistics before the October Revolution – and Guram V. Ramišvili’s book on Problems of the Energetic Theory of Language (Tbilisi, 1978) – cf. HL VI, No.1, for details – reviewed by L. A. Baluaš-vili (28–29), to mention just a few .]
Obščestvennye nauki za rubežom [ Social sciences abroad ]. Serija 6 : Jazykoznanie , 1979 , No. l , 217 pp. [ The issue contains reviews of, inter alia, Langages No.49 (1978), special issue devoted to “Saussure et la linguistique pré-saussurienne”, by N. A. Sljusareva (9–13); Grundbegriffe und Hauptströmungen der Linguistik ed. by Christoph Gutknecht (Hamburg: Hoffmann & Campe, 1977) by V. S. Culkova (13–16); The Grammar of Justification: An interpretation of Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language (New York: St.Martin’s Press, 1976) by V. I. Gerasimov (16–20); Transformational-Generative Grammar: An introductory survey of its genesis and development (Amsterdam: North-Holland Publ. Co., 1977) by V. S. Čulkova – the two books have been authored by J. T. E. Richardson and Bengt Jacobsen, respectively – and Sprachbewusstsein und Sprachwissenschaft by Hans-Martin Gauger (München: Piper, 1976) by S. M. Murygina (24–28), to mention only those titles of interest to historians of linguistics .]
. 1976 . Modern Approaches to Graphophonemic Investigations in English . (= Prace naukowe uniwersytetu ślaskiego w Katowicach, 111 .) Katowicz : Uniw. Ślaski , 147 pp. [ The study contains a chap, of particular interest to historians of linguistics, namely, “Baudouin de Courtenay’s Theory of the Grapheme and later Approaches to the Notion” (24–49); cf. also the same author’s 1973 article, “Baudouin de Courtenay and the Theory of Distinctive Features”, BF 14.91–99 .]
. 1977 . Studi antiquari e lessico-grafia nel seicento inglese . (= Studi di Filologia inglese, 4 .) Firenze : Valmartina Editore , 141 pp. [ The study devoted to antiquarian studies and lexicography in 17th-century England begins in fact with pre-17th century work, in particular by John Leland (d.1546) – cf. the introd. chap. “Studi antiquari e difesa della lingua” (7–15) – and Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury (1558–75) – cf. chap.2, “Il Gruppo Parker: Sacro e profano” (17–26). Subsequent chaps, deal with the work of William Camden (1551–1623), Richard Verstegan (c.1550-c.1620), Sir Robert (Bruce) Cotton (15711631), Sir Edward Cooke (1552–1634), with regard to work in the antiquities, including Old English, and, with regard to lexicographical work, Robert Cawdrey (f1.1600–09), John Bul-lokar (fl.1616–22), Thomas Blount (1618–79), and Edward Phillips (1630-c.1696), to mention the most important representatives only. There is an “Elenco dei vocaboli presi in esame” (117–28), but no other index. The bib. lists the most important primary sources (131–35), and few secondary ones (137–38). With regard to lexicographic work, cf. now Tetsuro Hayashi’s The Theory of English Lexicography, 15301791 (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1978). – A review is to appear in one of the next issues of HL .]
. 1978 . Wörterbuch zur Erklärung fremder, aus anderen Sprachen in die Deutsche aufgenommener Worter und Redensarten. Mit beigefügten Beyspielen und mit Anzeige ihrer Abstammung und richtigen Aussprache . Hildesheim : Gerstenberg Verlag , 21 vols. , XIV, 472 (A-L), and [475-] 900 pp. Cloth , DM 182,- . [ Facs.-repr. of 2nd “stark vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage” (Zürich: Orel, Füßli & Companie, 1811) of a ‘hard word’ dictionary of German .]
. 1979 . Grundzüge deutscher Sprachgeschichte: Diachronie des Sprachsystems . Band I1 : Einführung – Genealogie – Konstanten . Berlin & New York : Walter de Gruyter , VIII, 353 pp. , 48 diagrams , 2 folding maps. Cloth , DM 88,-. [ This vol., the first of a two-volume enterprise, attempts to approach the history of the German language differently than has been undertaken so far: it tries to describe the evolution of German (from the early modern stages to ‘Zukunftsdeutsch’, i.e., German in the 20th and 21st centuries) by presenting the various stages in its development as a system. At the same time invariables (‘Konstanten’) are identified that accompany these systematic changes. The study has 5 major chaps.: 1, “Deutsche Sprachgeschichte – Wesen und Thematik” (1–36); 2, “Die Sprachbezeichnung Deutsch” (3756); 3, “Genealogie der deutschen Sprache: das Deutsche als Teil des Germanischen” (57–168); 4, “Die Periodisierung der deutschen Sprachgeschichte” (169–94), and 5, “Deutsche Sprachgeschichte im systematischen Ueberblick” (195–353). There are bibliographical references at the end of various chaps., but there is no general bib. and no index. Another specific feature of the study is the special attention given to the aspect of ‘language consciousness’ among scholars in various periods in the development of German .]
Sprachwissenschaft . In Verbindung mit Herbert Kolb und Klaus Matzel herausgegeben von Rudolf Schützeichel . Band 31 ( 1978 ), Heft 41 , Heidelberg : Carl Winter Universitätsverlag , [357]-487 pp. [ Apart from references to the first generation of comparative-historical linguists (pp.444–45) in Stefan Zim-mer’s article, “Sprache – ein offenes System” (444–64), this issue contains little of interest to historians of linguistics .]
Studii si cercetări lingvistice , vol. 29 , no. 5 ( Sept./Oct. 1978 ). [ This issue is devoted to Iorgu Iordan, who celebrated his 90th birthday on 29 Sept. 1978. It contains, inter alia, a bib. of I’s writings between 1973–1978 (485–92), compiled by Marius Sala, and the following articles of particular interest to readers of HL: “Paul Iorgovici [(1764–1808)] und die sprachphilosophischen Auseinandersetzungen in der Aufklärung” by Werner Bahner (503–09); “[Lorenzo] Hervás [y Panduro (1735–1809)] und das Substrat” by Eugenio Coseriu (523–530), and “A propos de la thèse de [François Juste] Raynouard [(1761–1836)] et de la ‘langue romane prmitive’” by Giuseppe Francescato (535–40) .]
. 1978 . Versuch einer Erklärung des Ursprungs der Sprache . Hildesheim : Gerstenberg Verlag , XX, 256 pp. [ Facs.-repr. of Tiedemann’s (1748–1803) reply to the question by the Berlin Academy of 1770, which was won by Herder, first published in 1772 (Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch) .]
Transactions of the Philological Society: Commemorative volume ‘The Neogrammarians’ . Oxford : B. Blackwell , 1978 , IV, 128, V, XXVI pp. [ This volume of TPS contains the following articles: “The Neogrammarians and their nineteenth-century predecessors” by R. H. Robins (1–16), “The annus mirabilis 1876 and posterity” by Henry M. Hoenigswald (17–35), “Analogy, segmentation and the early Neogrammarians” by Anna Morpurgo Davies (36–60), “Exceptions, their nature and place – and the Neogrammarians” by Neville E. Collinge (61–86), “The PIE velar series: Neogrammarian and other solutions in the light of attested parallels” by W. Sidney Allen, and “The Neogrammarians and their successors” by Theodora Bynon (87–110 and 111–123 resp.) – With Hoenigswald’s article cf. E. F. K. Koerner, “1876 aa a Turning Point in the History of Linguistics”, JIES 4:4.333–53 (1976) .]