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. The gradually emerging institutions concerned with the
study, organisation, documentation, and distribution are considered as well
as those dealing 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
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Germany. HANS-J. NIEDEREHE is Professor Emeritus for Romance Philology at
the University of Trier, Germany. KEES VERSTEEGH is Professor at the
Institute of the Middle East at the University of Nijmegen, The Nederlands.
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