The Study of Language in 17th-Century England
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This volume brings together a number of papers by Vivian Salmon, previously published in various journals and collections that are unfamiliar, and perhaps even inaccessible, to historians of the study of language. The central theme of the volume is the study of language in England in the 17th century. Papers in the first section treat aspects of the history of language teaching. The second section consists of three articles on the history of grammatical theory. The papers in the third and final section deal with the search for the ‘universal language’.
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 17] 1988. x, 218 pp.
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Table of Contents
Location of sources | p. vi
Preface to the first edition | p. vii
Preface to the second edition | p. xi
Further reading | p. xv
I. Applied Linguistics
1. Problems of Language-Teaching: A discussion among Hartlib's friends | p. 3
2. Joseph Webbe: Some seventeenth-century views on language-teaching and the nature of meaning | p. 15
3. John Brinsley: 17th-century pioneer in applied linguistics | p. 33
4. Early Seventeenth-Century Punctuation as a Guide to Sentence-Structure | p. 47
II. Grammatical Theory
5. Pre-Cartesian Linguistics (On the occasion of Noam Chomsky's “Cartesian Linguistics”) | p. 63
6. James Shirley and Some Problems of 17th-Century Grammar | p. 87
7. ‘Philosophical’ Grammar in John Wilkins's “Essay” | p. 97
III. Universal Language
8. Language-Planning in Seventeenth-Century England; its context and aims | p. 129
9. The evolution of Dalgarno's “Ars signorum” (1661) | p. 157
10. Cave Beck: A seventeenth-century Ipswich schoolmaster and his “Universal Character” | p. 177
11. John Wilkins' “Essay” (1668): Critics and continuators | p. 191
Publications by Vivian Salmon, 1957-1987E.F.K. Koerner | p. 207
Index of Authors | p. 215
Cited by 7 other publications
1993. William Holder and other 17th-century phoneticians. Historiographia Linguistica 20:2-3 ► pp. 309 ff.
Caravolas, Jean Antoine
1995. Apprendre à Parler Une Langue Étrangère à la Renaissance. Historiographia Linguistica 22:3 ► pp. 275 ff.
2017. Spelling reformers and artificial language advocates. Language Problems and Language Planning 41:3 ► pp. 287 ff.
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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