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Title: History of the Language Sciences: An International Handbook on the Evolution of the Study of Language from the Beginnings to the Present
Written By: E.F.K. Koerner
Edited By: Sylvain Auroux
Hans-Josef E Niederehe
Kees Versteegh
URL: http://www.deGruyter.de/hsk
Series Title: Handb|cher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissensch
Description:

Writing in English, German or French, more than 300 authors provide a historical description of the beginnings and of the early and subsequent development of thinking about language and languages within the relevant historical context. Institutions which emerged over the ages are considered, concerned with the study, organisation, documentation, and distribution as well as with the utilisation of language related knowledge. Special emphasis has been placed on related disciplines, such as rhetoric, the philosophy of language, cognitive psychology, logic and neurological science.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
French
German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110111039
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 1096
Prices: DM 898,- / EUR 459,14 / vS 655