The History of Linguistics in the Classical Period
The study of Greek and Roman language science has figured prominently in the remarkable renascence of interest in the history of linguistics of the last twenty years. We know more now than we did several decades ago about what the Greeks and Romans were thinking, writing, and doing in matters grammatical, and the scholars who contribute to this volume are among the ones who are responsible for that happy circumstance. The contents of this book bear ample testimony to the enhanced and enlarged understanding and appreciation of ancient grammar that we now enjoy. Each article in this volume has something new to say about the history of linguistics in the classical period, and each author insists that we need to return to ancient texts time and time again and that we need to read them even more carefully. The rethinking so conspicuous in much of the recent scholarship in this field is pointing in the direction of a new historiographical model of Greek and Latin linguistic science. The text of this volume has also been published in Historiographia Linguistica XIII:2/3
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 46] 1987. xii, 294 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword | p. vii
Rethinking the History of Language Science in Classical AntiquityDaniel J. Taylor | p. 1
Quadripertita Ratio: Bemerkungen zur Geschichte eines aktuellen Kategoriensystems (adiectio - detractio - transmutatio - immutatio)Wolfram Ax | p. 17
La ‘troisième partie’ de l'ars grammaticaMarc Baratin and Françoise Desbordes | p. 41
Apollonius and Maximus on the Order and Meaning of the Oblique CasesDavid L. Blank | p. 67
Gellio grammatico e i suoi rapporti con l'ars grammatica romanaFranco Cavazza | p. 85
Stoic Syntax and SemanticsUrs Egli | p. 107
Genera verborum quot sunt? Observations on the Roman Grammatical TraditionEven Hovdhaugen | p. 133
Islands in the Stream: The Grammarians of Late AntiquityRobert A. Kaster | p. 149
The Tekhnē Grammatikē of Dionysius Thrax: English Translation with Introduction and NotesJ. Alan Kemp | p. 169
Late Latin Grammars in the Early Middle Ages: A Typological HistoryVivien A. Law | p. 191
Wie modern war die varronische Etymologie?Wilhelm Pfaffel | p. 207
Herkunft und Entwicklung des terminus technicus πεϱíoδoϛ: Ein Beitrag zur Frage der Entstehung von FachterminologienElmar Siebenborn | p. 229
Latinitas, Hellenismos, ‘ArabiyyaKees Versteegh | p. 251
Index Nominum Antiquorum | p. 295
“The excellence of this book rises from a paradox: though it is an account of linguistic theory and practice, it is a fine piece of philology in the wide sense one finds in German writers. [...] While the authors of the articles have the philologist's knack of thinking in the ancient mould imposed by their matter, they are not averse to rereading the ancient paradigms in light of modern linguistics, to explaining the ancient context of grammar through sociolinguistics, or to applying some of the lessons of sister disciplines, like ancient history.”
L.J. Kelly , Canadian Journal of Linguistics, 35.1 (1990).
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