A Short History of Structural Linguistics / Edition 1

A Short History of Structural Linguistics / Edition 1

by Peter Matthews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521625688

ISBN-13: 9780521625685

Pub. Date: 06/28/2014

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…  See more details below

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:
9780521625685
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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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