Sanctius' Theory of Language

A contribution to the history of Renaissance linguistics

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This volume presents the main tenets of Sanctius’ linguistic theory and explores the questions raised by Robin Lakoff in her 1969 review of the Grammaire générale et raisonnée (Port Royal). Part I surveys earlier developments in the study of language, in particular the Graeco-Roman and Medieval traditions, the Renaissance period, and Judaeo-Arabic scholarship. Part II contains a synopsis in English of Sanctius’ Minerva, placing special emphasis on theoretical passages and illustrative data. Part III is devoted to Sanctius’ linguistic doctrine: (1) his philosophical approach to language analysis, (2) his notion of logical structure and rule, (3) his classification of the parts of speech, and (4) his basic semantic postulates.
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 27]  1982.  viii, 294 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
v
Table of Contents
vii
0. Introduction
1
Part I The Heritage of Ars Grammatica
1.0 Sanctius' Life and the 16th-Century Grammatical Heritage
7
2.0 The Graeco-Roman and Medieval Traditions
21
3.0 Grammatical Theory in the Renaissance
53
4.0 The Judaeo-Arabic Tradition
83
Part II Synopsis of the 1587 Minerva
5.0 Book I The Parts of Speech
97
6.0 Book II The Syntax of Nouns
119
7.0 Book III The Syntax of Verbs and Particles
135
8.0 Book IV Figurative Syntax and Semantics
167
Part III Sanctius' Linguistic Theory
9.0 Philosophical Approach to Language
201
10.0 Logical Structure and Logical Rules
209
11.0 The Parts of Speech and the Role of Meaning
221
12.0 The Basic Semantic Postulates
229
13.0 Summary and Conclusions
235
Endnotes
243
References
259
Index of Names
279
Index of Subjects
289
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General