Studies in Medieval Linguistic Thought

Dedicated to Geofrey L. Bursill-Hall on the occassion of his 60th birthday on 15 May 1980

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This volume presents a set of papers on linguistic thought in the Middle Ages. It is complemented by a comprehensive bibliography and indices. The papers in this volume appeared earlier in Historiographia Linguistica 7:1/2 (1980).
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Table of Contents
Preface
Robert H. Robins
1
G. L. Bursill-Hall: List of Publications 1954–1980
E.F.K. Koerner
7
‘Verbum cordis’: Zur Sprachphilosophie des Mittel-alters
Hans Arens
13
“Can I Speak More Clearly than I Understand?”: A problem of religious language in Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and Ockham
E. Jennifer Ashworth
29
‘Distinguo’: Modi significandi and covert case roles
Francis P. Dinneen, S.J.
39
Is ‘canis currit’ ungrammatical?: Grammar in Elenchi commentaries
Sten Ebbesen
53
Universal Grammar according to Some 12th-century Grammarians
Karin Margareta Fredborg
69
Two Medieval Critics of Traditional Grammar
Desmond Paul Henry
85
“Legere est agere”: The first quaestio of the First Quaestiones-Collection in the MS Oxford CCC 250
Corneille H. Kneepkens
109
On Some 12th and 13th Century Doctrines of Restriction
Alain de Libera
131
Albert the Great on the Semantics of the Categories of Substance, Quantity, and Quality
William E. McMahon
145
The Teaching of Latin as a Second Language in the 12th Century
James J. Murphy
159
Adam Wodeham on the Meaning of Declarative Sentences
Gabriel Nuchelmans
177
Occam et les démonstratifs
Claude Panaccio
189
Can Constructions Be Construed?: A problem in medieval syntactical theory
Jan Pinborg
201
Monolingualism and Multilingualism in the 14th Century
Michael Richter
211
“Each Man's Ass Is not Everybody's Ass”: On an important item in 13th-century semantics
Lambertus M. de Rijk
221
Functional Syntax in Medieval Europe
Robert H. Robins
231
Richard Lavenham and the Cambridge Logic
Paul Vincent Spade
241
William of Sherwood's Treatise on Obligations
Eleonore Stump
249
Medieval Linguistic Thought: A comprehensive bibliography
E.F.K. Koerner
265
Supplementary References to Contemporary Authors in Linguistics and Philosophy and Other Secondary Sources
297
Index of Manuscripts
Hans-Josef Niederehe
300
Index Nominum
Hans-Josef Niederehe
301
Index Rerum
Hans-Josef Niederehe
310
Subjects

Philosophy

Medieval philosophy
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  81111726