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Title: Contrastive Linguistics
Subtitle: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives
Written By: Pan Wenguo
Tham Wai Mun
URL: www.continuumbooks.com
Description:

Contrastive Linguistics is the first book written by a linguist from
mainland China on the histories and principles of comparing and contrasting
Chinese and Western languages, specifically English. From Wilhelm von
Humboldt's initial study in comparative linguistics to the present day,
traditional scholarship in contrastive linguistics has taken a Western
perspective and shown how foreign languages relate to the Indo-European
language family. However, such a view has a limited scope, and there is an
alternative history to contrastive linguistics.

This book is an attempt by Professor Wenguo Pan to redress the balance in
contrastive linguistics, comparing Western languages to Chinese, rather
than vice versa. He provides a survey of contrastive linguistics in China
throughtout the past century, and aims to open a window for the world to
see what the new generations of Chinese linguists are doing in this
exciting field, and to start a dialogue between scholars of different
backgrounds and linguistic traditions. Contrastive Linguistics looks at the
history of this discipline both in Europe and in China. Professor Pan
presents a survey of the historical, philosophical and methodological
foundations of the discipline, but also examines its scope in relation to
general, comparative, anthropological and applied linguistics. This book
will be of interest to academics interested in a new perspective on
contrastive linguistics or Chinese linguistics.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780826486349
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00