Language and Society in Early Modern England

Selected essays 1982–1994

| Keble College, Oxford
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This volume brings together twelve previously published essays, divided into three sections: 1. Surveys of 16th- and 17th-Century Linguistic Scholarship, 2. The Study of Universal and Particular Traits of Language, and 3. Language Learning and Language Instruction. The volume is completed by an index of biographical names and an index of subjects and terms.
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 77]  1996.  viii, 276 pp.
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Table of Contents
Editor's Foreword
v
I. Surveys of 16th and 17th Century Linguistic Scholarship
1. Effort and Achievement in 17th-Century British Linguistics
3
2. Anglo-Dutch Linguistic Scholarship
31
3. Views on Meaning in 16th-Century England
55
4. Language Politics of the 16th and 17th-Century English Church
77
II. On Universal and Individual Traits of Language
5. William Bedell and the Universal Language Movement in 17th-Century Ireland
99
6.Wh- and Yes/No Questions: Charles Butler's Grammar (1633) and the history of a linguistic concept
112
7. Nathaniel Chamberlain and his Tractatus de Literis et Lingua Philosophica (1679)
131
III. Language Learning and Language Instruction
8. Thomas Harriot (1560–1621) and the English Origins of Algonkian Linguistics
143
9. The Study of Foreign Languages in 17th-Century England
173
10. Arabists and Linguists in England in the 17th Century
195
11. Missionary Linguistics in 17th-Century Ireland
212
12. Bathsua Makin (1600–c.1673): A pioneer linguist and feminist
239
Appendix: List of Publications by Vivian Salmon, 1988–1996
261
Index of Personal Names
267
Index of Subjects, Terms and Languages
273
“[T]aken together, the essays have introduced or helped to open a number of exciting new avenues to be pursued by historians of linguistic ideas in Early Modern Europe.”
“[A] number of brilliant, evocative pieces [...]. It portrays the intellectual events of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in a way that not only illuminates that darkly distant linguistic past for us but also places later developments in better lighting.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  96030518