Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics

Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics

by Margaret Thomas
     
 

What was the first language, and where did it come from? Do all languages have properties in common? What is the relationship of language to thought? Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics explores how fifty of the most influential figures in the field have asked and have responded to classic questions about language. Each entry includes a discussion

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What was the first language, and where did it come from? Do all languages have properties in common? What is the relationship of language to thought? Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics explores how fifty of the most influential figures in the field have asked and have responded to classic questions about language. Each entry includes a discussion of the person’s life, work and ideas as well as the historical context and an analysis of his or her lasting contributions. Thinkers include:

  • Aristotle
  • Samuel Johnson
  • Friedrich Max Müller
  • Ferdinand de Saussure
  • Joseph H. Greenberg
  • Noam Chomsky

Fully cross-referenced and with useful guides to further reading, this is an ideal introduction to the thinkers who have had a significant impact on the subject of Language and Linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415373029
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/04/2011
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Pages:
328

Table of Contents

Alphabetical List of Contents. Chronological List of Contents. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics. Glossary. Index

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