A History of Semantics

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ISBN 9789027245120
 
In this monograph the author outlines, for the first time in the history of linguistics, the development of the study of 'meaning', from the pioneering work of Christian Karl Reisig (1792-1829), Friedrich Haase (1808-1867), Ferdinand Heerdegen (1845-1930), Arsène Darmesteter (1846-88) and Michel Bréal (1832-1915) in the 19th century to the work done by 20th-century scholars such as Saussure, Antoine Meillet, Albert Carnoy, Charles Kay Ogden & Ivor Armstrong Richards, Gustaf Stern, Jost Trier, Leo Weisgerber, Bloomfield, John Rupert Firth, Rudolf Hallig & Walter von Wartburg, Georges Matoré, Eugene Anderson Nida, Pierre Guiraud, and the late Uriel Weinreich, to mention just the most important figures whose work is discussed in the book.
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 30]  1982.  viii, 284 pp.
Publishing status: Out of print
Table of Contents
1.0 The Beginnings of Semantic Theory
1
2.0 Arsène Darmesteter and Michel Bréal
14
3.0 Ferdinand de Saussure
29
4.0 Antoine Meillet
38
5.0 The Work of C. K. Ogden & I. A. Richards
43
6.0 The Work of Albert Carnoy and Gustaf Stern
51
7.0 Jost Trier and the Semantic Field Theory
67
8.0 Trier in Relation to other Field Theorists
86
9.0 Bloomfield and the Problem of Meaning
96
10.0 Semantics in the Work of J. R. Firth
106
11.0 Hallig & von Wartburg's Begriffssystem
121
12.0 Georges Matoré: La méthode en lexicologie
129
13.0 Eugene Nida
144
14.0 Morpho-Semantic Fields
153
15.0 Componential Analysis of Meaning
174
16.0 The Work of Martin Joos
195
17.0 Jean Dubois and Phonological-Semantic Isomorphism
205
18.0 The Semantics of Uriel Weinreich
220
19.0 Semantics since Weinreich
237
Endnotes
246
References
260
Index of Names
277
Index of Subjects and Terms
281
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General