Die Sprachen Europas in systematischer UEbersicht: Linguistische Untersuchungen (Bonn, 1850). New edition - Amsterdam Classics in Linguistics, 1800-1925 4 (Hardback)August Schleicher (author), E. F. K. Koerner (author of introduction)
Hardback 354 Pages / Published: 01/01/1983
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In Die Sprachen Europas in systematischer Uebersicht (Bonn 1850) Schleicher works out a naturalistic conception of language and a research program inspired by the methods of the natural sciences, in particular botany and geology. It does not only provide a general exposition of Schleicher's views, of the sharp lines he is drawing between linguistics and philology, of the concept of `Sprachengeschichte' in contradistinction to `Sprachentwicklung', of the methodology of linguistic research, but also - often overlooked - with an attempt at language typology. Inspired by proposals made by Friedrich and August Wilhelm Schlegel and Wilhelm von Humboldt, Schleicher tries to provide a material, scientific basis for language classification. In addition to this edition, the volume contains an introductory article.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 245 x 164 mm
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