Language and Earth

Elective affinities between the emerging sciences of linguistics and geology

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In former times, the study of language was rarely pursued in isolation, and many of the other intellectual concerns that used to be intertwined with language study have long been on the record of historians of linguistics. The present volume is the first to probe into an association of linguistics that has so far been neglected: that with the study of the earth. The relations between linguistics and geology were intimate and manifold as both sciences were emerging in the 18th and 19th century. Highlighted in the contributions to this volume are biographical and institutional contacts, the joint interest in origins and very early developments and in the proper methods of acquiring knowledge about these, common structural and evolutionary concepts, and analogous problems in the classification of domains as fuzzy as languages and rocks.
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Table of Contents
List of Contributors
viii–ix
Foreword
Reijer Hooykaas
xi–xii
Preface
Bernd Naumann, Frans Plank and Gottfried Hofbauer
xiii–xvi
Sprachauffassung und Lebensmetaphorik im Umkreis von Friedrich Schlegel, Jacob Grimm und Alexander von Humboldt: Eine Kontaktzone von Naturphilosophie, Geowissenschaften und Linguistik
Hartmut Schmidt
1–27
The History of the Earth and the Origin of Language: The Case for Catastrophism
Bernd Naumann
29–56
Geowissenschaftliche Methoden und Metaphern bei einigen Sprachpsychologen des 19. Jahrhunderts
Clemens Knobloch
57–78
Geology and the Science of Language: Metaphors and Models
T. Craig Christy
79–89
Zur Wissenschaftskonzeption Georg Forsters und dessen biographischen Bezügen zu den Brüdern Humboldt: Eine Vorstudie zum Verhältnis von ‘allgemeiner Naturgeschichte’, ‘physischer Weltbeschreibung’ und ‘allgemeiner Sprachkunde’
Peter Schmitter
91–124
The Chemistry of Concepts
Eva Picardi
125–146
Natur und Poesie in der Sprachwissenschaft Jacob Grimms
Ulrich Wyss
147–159
Die Namen der Steine: Zur Sprache in deutschen geowissenschaftlichen Texten des ausgehenden 18. und beginnenden 19. Jahrhunderts
Wolf von Engelhardt
161–192
Tradition und Modernität in der Sprachwissenschaft des 18. Jahrhunderts: Die Herausforderung der Natur- und Geowissenschaften. Am Beispiel der neugegründeten Universität Göttingen
Dieter Cherubim
193–219
Language and Earth as Recycling Machines
Frans Plank
221–269
William Dwight Whitney and the Influence of Geology on Linguistic Theory in the 19th Century
E.F.K. Koerner
271–287
Ein fast vergessener Aktualist: Georg Christian Füchsel zu Ursprung und Entwicklung der Erde und der Sprache
Wolfert Rahden
289–322
Charles Lyell und Charles Darwin: Aktualismus und Evolution in der Geschichte der Sprachen
Joachim Gessinger
323–356
Bernhard von Cotta's “Law of Development of the Earth”
Otfried Wagenbreth
357–367
Abraham Gottlob Werners Sprach- und Erkenntnistheorie und ihre Umbildung durch Karl von Raumer
Gottfried Hofbauer
369–399
James Hutton's Geological Vocabulary
Gordon Y. Craig
401–413
Sprachliches im Werk des Tübinger Geologen und Paläontologen Friedrich August Quenstedt als Beispiel ‘volksnaher’ Wissenschaftsvermittlung im 19. Jahrhundert
Helmut Hölder
415–43S
Name Index
437–441
Subject Index
443–445
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  91035106