John Wilkins and 17th-Century British Linguistics

| University of the Pacific, Stockton
ISBN 9789027245540 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
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In this reader, 19 articles have been collected that bring out the central position of John Wilkins and his Essay Toward a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language (1668) in the history of ideas in 17th-century Britain.
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Table of Contents
Editor's Introduction
I. John Wilkins (1614-1672)
John Wilkins
Hans Aarsleff
II. Wilkins and the 17th-century Reconciliation of Science, Religion, and Language
John Wilkins' Essay Toward a Real Character : Its place in the seventeenth century episteme
Sidonie Clauss
Dr. Wilkins and the Royal Society
Dorothy Stimson
The Ross-Wilkins Controversy
Grant McColley
John Wilkins and the Royal Society's Reform of Prose Style
Francis Christensen
III. The Sources of Wilkins' Philosophical Language
Comenius and the Real Character in England
Benjamin DeMott
The Sources and Development of John Wilkins' Philosophical Language
Benjamin DeMott
On the Sources of John Wilkins' Philosophical Language
Otto Funke
Language Universals and 17th-Century Universal Schemes
David Cram
IV. Theory and Practice in Wilkins' Philosophical Language
'Philosophical' Grammar in Wilkins' Essay
Vivian Salmon
On the Project of a Universal Character
Jonathan Cohen
The Real Character of Bishop Wilkins
Edward Neville da Costa Andrade
Wilkin's Natural Grammar: The verb phrase
Thomas Frank
V. Wilkins' Classification of Reality
John Wilkins and Noah's Ark
Clark Emery
John Wilkins' Linguistic Views
Sergey Semenovich Linsky
John Wilkins' Theory of Meaning and the Development of a Semantic Model
Joseph L. Subbiondo
John Wilkins' and William Lloyd's Alphabetical Dictionary (1668): Towards a comprehensive, and systematically defined, lexicon
Fredric Dolezal
The Significance of John Wilkins in the History of Bibliographical Classification
B.C. Vickery
VI. Wilkins' Legacy
John Wilkins' Essay (1668): Critics and continuators
Vivian Salmon
Select Biography
A. Writings by John Wilkins
B. Secondary Sources
Index of Biographical Names
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