Language and Society in Early Modern England

Selected essays 1982–1994

| Keble College, Oxford
ISBN 9789027245649 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781556196133 (USA) | USD 165.00
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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
I. Surveys of 16th and 17th Century Linguistic Scholarship
1. Effort and Achievement in 17th-Century British Linguistics
2. Anglo-Dutch Linguistic Scholarship
3. Views on Meaning in 16th-Century England
4. Language Politics of the 16th and 17th-Century English Church
II. On Universal and Individual Traits of Language
5. William Bedell and the Universal Language Movement in 17th-Century Ireland
6.Wh- and Yes/No Questions: Charles Butler's Grammar (1633) and the history of a linguistic concept
7. Nathaniel Chamberlain and his Tractatus de Literis et Lingua Philosophica (1679)
III. Language Learning and Language Instruction
8. Thomas Harriot (1560–1621) and the English Origins of Algonkian Linguistics
9. The Study of Foreign Languages in 17th-Century England
10. Arabists and Linguists in England in the 17th Century
11. Missionary Linguistics in 17th-Century Ireland
12. Bathsua Makin (1600–c.1673): A pioneer linguist and feminist
Appendix: List of Publications by Vivian Salmon, 1988–1996
Index of Personal Names
Index of Subjects, Terms and Languages
“[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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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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