'Quaestiones Alberti de Modis significandi.'

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This book provides a critical edition, translation and commentary of the British Museum Incunabulum C.21.C.52 and the Cambridge Incunabulum 5.J.3.7. of the Quaestiones Alberti. Although the British Museum catalogue ascribes the incunabulum to Albertus Magnus, the authorship is debated.

The format of the twenty-one questions of this text follows the standard pattern of the time: after stating the question, the author cites as argumenta opinions with which he does not agree, gives his own answer, and then refutes the argumenta.

For the author of these questions, three issues are paramount: the scientific status of grammar, the problem of universals, and the 'structure of the device' through which language was generated.

[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 15]  1977.  xxxvii, 191 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Bibliography
ix
Introduction
xi
Text and Translation
1
1. Utrum grammatica sit scientia
2
2. Quaeritur quid est subiectum in grammatica
6
3. Quaeritur quid primum sit et minimum ex quo incipit consideratio grammaticae
14
4. Quaeritur utrum possibile est vocem imponi ad significandum
14
5. Utrum modi significandi sunt in voce tanquam in subiecto, vel in ipsa re
20
6. Utrum modi significandi et modi intelligendi et modi essendi sunt idem
22
7. Quaeritur utrum partes orationis distinguuntur per significatum vel per modum significandi
30
8. Utrum modi significandi oriuntur a proprietatibus rerum
34
9. Utrum modi significandi accidentales causantur a modis significandi essentialibus
46
10. Quaeritur quid sit principium constructionis, utrum significatum
50
11. Quaeritur utrum in verbis primae et secundae personae intelligitur nominativus casus
60
12. Quaeritur utrum nominativus casus nominis vel pronominis intelligitur in verbis primae et secundae personae
70
13. Quaeritur utrum nomen adiectivum possit supponere, ut sic dicendo albus currit
82
14. Quaeritur de constructione nominativi cum verbo utrum nominativus regatur a parte ante ex vi personae vel ex vi significati
92
15. Secundo quaeritur utrum nominativus a parte post regatur a verbo ex vi significantionis copulantis vel ex vi personae
94
16. Quaeritur utrum vocativus casus potest construi cum verbo ratione suppositi
102
17. Quaeritur utrum ablativus positus in designatione consequentiae potest poni absolute
112
18. Quaeritur utrum infinitivus modus potest supponere
124
19. Quaeritur utrum verbum potest impersonari
136
20. Quaeritur utrum verbum impersonale passivae vocis construitur cum accusativo post se, ut legitur Virgilium
148
21. Quaeritur sub qua parte orationis debent gerundiva contineri
154
Endnotes
165
Indexes
Subjects

Philosophy

Medieval philosophy
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  81450413