History of Linguistics 1996

Volume 1: Traditions in Linguistics Worldwide

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| Jesus College, Oxford
| University of Sheffield
| University of Leipzig
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The papers in this volume present a colourful picture of the range of research currently being undertaken in the field of the history of linguistics, with contribution both from established scholars and from younger researchers. The volume is organised on a geographical basis, with sections devoted to a number of different traditions in linguistics world-wide.

The opening section is concerned with a number of general and methodological topics — ranging from the notion of ‘revolution’ in linguistic historiography to the history of the study of ape language. The second section is devoted to ‘missionary linguistics’, an umbrella category for the early contacts of Europeans with non-European languages. Subsequent sections address individual traditions in linguistics: III. The Celtic Tradition; IV. The Chinese Tradition; V. The Georgian Tradition; VI. The Hebrew Tradition; VII. The Japanese Tradition; VIII. The Persian Tradition; IX. The Russian Tradition; X. The Tamil Tradition.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
ix
ICHOLS VII Selection Committee
xi
Conference Programme
xiii
I. Generalia
The concept of 'revolution' in linguistics: Historical, methodological and philosophical considerations
E.F.K. Koerner
3
Georg(e) Forster und Wilhelm von Humboldt - oder: Von der vergleichenden Ethnologie zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Sprachwissenschaft
Peter Schmitter
15
The subject-predicate debate X-rayed
Pieter A.M. Seuren
41
Ape linguistics (or: Is Kanzi a cartesian?)
Talbot J. Taylor and Stuart G. Shanker
57
II. Missionary Linguistics
From 'Insula Vera Crux' to 'Terra Brasiliensis': History, (hi)stories and the historiography of Brazilian linguistics
Cristina Altman
71
Morphosyntactic analysis exotic languages in Lorenzo Hervás (1735-1809)
Manuel Breva-Claramonte
81
Diverse sounds and similar meanings: Registration of Queqhua and Aymara terms by Spanish lexicographers in the early colonial period
Lindsey Crickmay
91
An anonymous eighteenth-century Southern Peruvian vocabulary: Hybridisation, semantic peculiarities and socio-cultural contextualization
Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar Saenz
99
'Language as a living, cultural phenomenon': Gladys Amanda Reichard and the study of native American languages
Julia S. Falk
111
Main trends in the history of linguistics in Mexico
Beatriz Garza Cuarón
119
The colonial linguistics of Léopold de Saussure
John E. Joseph
127
Horatio Hale's grammatical sketch of Tsihaili-Selish
Michael Mackert
139
Innovations in a vernacular grammar: A comparison of Fray Maturino Gilberti's Latin and Tarascan grammars
Cristina Monzón
147
Investigating diversity: Descriptive grammars, empirical research and the science of language
Elke Nowak
155
Learning Urdu in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: Dialogues and familiar phrases
Richard Steadman-Jones
165
III. The Celtic Tradition
Edward Davies and paradigm shift in nineteenth-century Celtic studies
Daniel R. Davis
175
J.G. Sparwenfeldt and Celtic linguistics in seventeenth-century Sweden
Eugene McKendry
181
Latinate terminology in 'Auraicept na nÉces'
Erich Poppe
191
Moth, toth, traeth: Sex, gender and the early Irish grammarian
Paul Russell
203
IV. The Chinese Tradition
Y.R. Chao and Universal Chinese Grammar
Stephen Matthews
217
V. The Georgian Tradition
Theories on the origin of Kartuli [Georgian] writing [alphabet]
Nino Kemertelidze
227
Case System of a Name in Anton I Bagrationi's (1720-1788) Kartuli [Georgian] Grammar
Alexander Potskhishvili
235
VI. The Hebrew Tradition
On the history of semitic linguistic philosophy: Ernest Renan and Heinrich Ewald
Yaakov Gruntfest
241
Abraham de Balmes and his grammar of Biblical Hebrew
David Téné
249
VII. The Japanese Tradition
European tradition in the history of linguistics in Japan
Tadao Shimomiya
261
VIII. The Persian Tradition
The development and the climax of the Persian grammatical tradition
Mehdi Meshkatod Dini
271
The Persian Grammar of Sir William Jones
Eva M. Jeremias
277
IX. The Russian Tradition
Quelques repères dans la définition de la norme grammaticale en Russie au XVIIIe siècle
Sylvie Archaimbault
291
La théorie des deux sciences dans la linguistique russe et soviétique
Patrick Sériot
301
X. The Tamil Tradition
The conception of 'coordination' in ancient Tamil grammar
Jean-Luc Chevillard
313
Abstracts
321
Contents of Volume Two
327
Index of Names
331
Index of Topics
334
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99055069