A Short History of Structural Linguistics

A Short History of Structural Linguistics

by Peter Matthews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521623677

ISBN-13: 9780521623674

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a concise historical survey of structural linguistics, charting its development from the 1870s to the present day. Peter Matthews examines the beginnings of structuralism and analyzes the vital role played in it by the study of sound systems and the problems of how systems change. He discusses theories of the overall structure of a language, the

Overview

This book is a concise historical survey of structural linguistics, charting its development from the 1870s to the present day. Peter Matthews examines the beginnings of structuralism and analyzes the vital role played in it by the study of sound systems and the problems of how systems change. He discusses theories of the overall structure of a language, the "Chomskyan revolution" in the 1950s, and the structuralist theories of meaning. The book includes exposition, in particular, of the contributions of Saussure, Bloomfield and Chomsky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521623674
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Languages; 3. Sound systems; 4. Diachrony; 5. The architecture of a language system; 6. Internalised language; 7. Structural semantics; 8. Structuralism in 2000.

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