Concise history of the language sciences : from the by E.F.K. Koerner, R.E. Asher

By E.F.K. Koerner, R.E. Asher

This ebook offers in one quantity a complete heritage of the language sciences, from precedent days via to the 20th century. whereas there was a focus on these traditions that experience the best foreign relevance, a specific attempt has been made to move past conventional Eurocentric debts, and to hide a vast geographical unfold. For the 20 th century a piece has been dedicated to many of the tendencies, colleges, and theoretical framework constructed in Europe, North the US and Australasia during the last seventy years. There has additionally been a focus on these techniques in linguistic conception which might be anticipated to have a few direct relevance to paintings being performed at the start of the twenty-first century or these of which an information is required for the complete knowing of the heritage of linguistic sciences throughout the final 1/2 this century. The final element of this ebook studies the functions of a few of those findings. in line with the basis supplied through the award profitable Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics this quantity offers a great point of interest of reference for someone drawn to the heritage of the language sciences.

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Repr. Benjamins, Amsterdam 1 974 Becker D 1 995 lbn Janab's Arabic Sources. Rubinstein Fest­ schrift: 143-68. Tel-Aviv (In Hebrew) Chomsky W 1 952 Darid Kim/]i's Hebreir Grammar. Bloch. New York, New York Dotan A 1971 Masorah. In: Encyclopaedia Judaica (English). 8, pp. 140 1-82. Macmillan, Jerusalem Dotan A 1 977 Wilhelm Bacher's place in the history of Heb­ rew Linguistics. Historiographia linguistica 4(2): 1 351 57 Hirschfeld H 1 926 literary History of Hebrell' Grammarians and Lexicographers.

804) and Ibn JinnI (d. 1 002), the three most important scholars in the core disciplines of this tradition, were Arab, Persian, and Byzantine by origin respectively. But they all engaged in their work from a position which recognizes the centrality of Arabic and Islam in the life of the community of which they were a part. In addition to the ethnic diversity of the major participants in the Arabic linguistic tradition, this tra­ dition was shaped not just by scholars whose expertise lay only in the field of linguistic studies, but also extended to include contributors from outside the strict confines of this domain.

Magnes Press, Jerusalem (In Hebrew) Wilensky M 1 930 Chajjudsch Jehuda. 5, pp. 190-98. ) (Hebrew). PhD thesis, Hebrew University, Arabic Linguistic Tradition Yasir Suleiman The Arabic linguistic tradition spans centuries of intel­ lectual activity and covers a wide range of topics, all pertaining to the Arabic language in its capacity as, primarily, the medium of religious expression (in the form of the Qu'ran) as well as a vast body of poetry. Participants in this tradition came from a variety of ethnic backgrounds; for example, al-KhalII (d.

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