Landmarks In Linguistic Thought Volume I: The Western Tradition From Socrates To Saussure

2nd Edition

Professor Roy Harris, Roy Harris, Talbot Taylor

Routledge
Published March 27, 1997
Reference - 260 Pages
ISBN 9780415153621 - CAT# RU15698
Series: History of Linguistic Thought

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Summary

By introducing the reader to the main issues and themes that have determined the development of the Western linguistic tradition, an evolution of linguistic thought quickly becomes apparent. Each chapter in this accessible book contains a short extract from a `landmark' text followed by a commentary which places the text in its social and intellectual context.The authors, who consider writers from Aristotle to Caxton to Saussure, have fully revised the original edition ofthis text. Complete with two new chapters on Bishop John Wilkins and Frege, a revised preface and updated bibliography, this book will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in the History of Linguistics, or the History of Western Thought.

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