Historical Roots of Linguistic Theories

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Most of the papers collected in this volume concentrate on the history of linguistic ideas in France and Italy in the modern period (from the Renaissance to the present day). Some of them are specifically focused on the links between the two traditions of reflection on language. The contributions have a common methodological outlook: the authors do not believe that the history of linguistic ideas is a separate activity from research on language or that it is marginal with respect to the latter. On the contrary, they are convinced that in contemporary research into language we can still discern the influence — positive or negative as this may be — of factors deriving from the (sometimes distant) past. A historical analysis of these factors — whether it rejects them as superseded, or redefines them in order to elicit the fruitful suggestions they may still contain — has a contribution to make to the progress of theory.
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 74]  1995.  viii, 309 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
vii
Linguistic Historiography between Linguistics and Philosophy of Language
Lia Formigari
1
On the Origins of Historical Linguistics: Materials and proposals for the Italian case
Daniel Droixhe
11
The Legacy of Classical Rhetorics
Marie-Claude Capt-Artaud
31
Mechanical Models and the Language Sciences in the 18th Century
Jean-Pierre Seris
45
The Beginnings of Psycholinguistics: Natural and artificial signs in the treatment of language disorders
Antonino Pennisi
85
The Theory of Interjections in Vico and Rousseau
Annabella d'Atri
115
The French Sources of Leopardi's Linguistics
Claudia Stancati
129
Intellectual History, History of Ideas, History of Linguistic Ideas: The case of Condillac
Franco Crispini
141
The ‘Imperfect’ Language: Notes on Alessandro Manzoni's linguistic ideas
Stefano Gensini
151
Old Debates and Current Problems: ‘Völkerpsychologie’ and the question of the individual and the social in language
Giorgio Graffi
171
The Question of the Significatum: A problem raised and solved
Fredéric Nef
185
The Embarassment of Communication from Mandeville to Grice
Francesco Aqueci
203
The Semiological Sources of Semantics
Sylvian Auroux
221
The Language-User in Saussure (and after)
Raffaele Simone
233
The Analysis of French between the two World Wars (1914-1940)
Jean-Claude † Chevalier
251
Forms of Imperfect Augustinianism
Sebastiano Vecchio
269
The Convention of Geneva: History of linguistic ideas and history of communicative practices
Daniele Gambarara
279
Index of Authors
295
Index of Subjects and Terms
305
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  94044640