Language and Society in Early Modern England
Selected essays 1982–1994
Vivian Salmon | Keble College, Oxford
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.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Editor's Foreword | p. v
I. Surveys of 16th and 17th Century Linguistic Scholarship
1. Effort and Achievement in 17th-Century British Linguistics | p. 3
2. Anglo-Dutch Linguistic Scholarship | p. 31
3. Views on Meaning in 16th-Century England | p. 55
4. Language Politics of the 16th and 17th-Century English Church | p. 77
II. On Universal and Individual Traits of Language
5. William Bedell and the Universal Language Movement in 17th-Century Ireland | p. 99
6.Wh- and Yes/No Questions: Charles Butler's Grammar (1633) and the history of a linguistic concept | p. 112
7. Nathaniel Chamberlain and his Tractatus de Literis et Lingua Philosophica (1679) | p. 131
III. Language Learning and Language Instruction
8. Thomas Harriot (1560–1621) and the English Origins of Algonkian Linguistics | p. 143
9. The Study of Foreign Languages in 17th-Century England | p. 173
10. Arabists and Linguists in England in the 17th Century | p. 195
11. Missionary Linguistics in 17th-Century Ireland | p. 212
12. Bathsua Makin (1600–c.1673): A pioneer linguist and feminist | p. 239
Appendix: List of Publications by Vivian Salmon, 1988–1996 | p. 261
Index of Personal Names | p. 267
Index of Subjects, Terms and Languages | p. 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.”
Matthew J. Lauzon, Johns Hopkins University
“[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.”
Joseph F. Kess, University of Victoria B.C.
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