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SALE The Cambridge History of Linguistics

Author(s): Edited by Linda R. Waugh, Monique Monville-Burston, John E. Joseph

ISBN: 9780521849906
Publication Date: 10/8/2023
Pages: 900
Format: Hardback
Regular price £60.00 GBP
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The establishment of language as a focus of study took place over many centuries, and reflection on its nature emerged in relation to very different social and cultural practices. Written by a team of leading scholars, this volume provides an authoritative, chronological account of the history of the study of language from ancient times to the end of the 20th century (i.e., 'recent history', when modern linguistics greatly expanded). Comprised of 29 chapters, it is split into 3 parts, each with an introduction covering the larger context of interest in language, especially the different philosophical, religious, and/or political concerns and socio-cultural practices of the times. At the end of the volume, there is a combined list of all references cited and a comprehensive index of topics, languages, major figures, etc. Comprehensive in its scope, it is an essential reference for researchers, teachers and students alike in linguistics and related disciplines.

  • Chronologically covers the history of linguistics from ancient times and places to the end of the 20th century by including selected topics from specific periods of time
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of how thinking about language has evolved, including during the 'recent past' (1960-2000)
  • Includes introductions to each part, to situate work in linguistics in the context of the times