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Title: Papers from the Sixth International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences (ichols Vi) (Washington Dc, 9-14 August 1993)
Edited By: Kurt R. Jankowsky

The 32 Papers in this volume, selected from 78 papers read at ICHoLS VI, were contributed by linguistics from 16 countries of Europe, Asia, and the Americas. They are presented in six sections: 1. General Concerns 2. Oriental Linguistics and Related Issues 3. From the Early Middle Ages to the End of the 17th Century 4. On 19th-century European Linguistics 5. On the Verge of Modernity: From the 19th to the 20th Century 6. Contemporary issues Individual topics range from dealing with overriding concerns of linguistic historiography to focusing on specific fields of inquiry within a limited frame and involving a large variety of topical areas. Most of the papers are written in English. The exceptions are one French and two German contributions. Contributors: E. F. K. Koerner; J. E. Joseph; D. Marcondes de Souza Filho; W. K. Percival; S. A. Romaschko; Y. Gruntfest; A. Sunshine; K. Ryding; S. I. Sara, S. J.; E. Hovdhaugen; A. Luhtala; R. H. Robins; M. Breva-Claramonte; M. J. van der Wal; J. Maat; D. A. Kibbee; J. I. Subbiondo; V. V. Belyi; T. C. Christy; B. Hauger; L. Wigdorsky; F. Vonk; J. Noordegraaf; B. Bartschat; E. C. Polom; M. Mackert; B. Nerlich; J. S. Falk; R. Bugarski; F. J. Newmeyer; B. E. Nevin; and S.-do Kim.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556196148
ISBN-13: 9781556196140
Pages: 380
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