By R.H. Robins
This entire revision and updating of Professor Robins' vintage textual content bargains a finished account of the background of linguistic concept from its ecu origins a few 2500 years in the past to the current day. It examines the self sustaining improvement of linguistic technological know-how in China and Medieval Islam, and particularly in India, which was once to have a profound impression on ecu and American linguistics from the top of the eighteenth century. The fourth version of a brief historical past of Linguistics offers a better prominence to the paintings of Wilhelm von Humboldt, end result of the lasting value of his paintings on language in terms of normal eighteenth century pondering and of its perceived relevance within the latter 1/2 the 20th century to a number of elements of generative grammatical idea. the ultimate part, overlaying the 20th century, has been rewritten and divided into new chapters, so one can deal successfully with the more and more divergent improvement of descriptive and theoretical linguistics that happened within the latter half this century. Readable and authoritative, Professor Robins' advent offers a transparent and up to date review of all of the significant matters within the gentle of up to date scholarly debate, and may be crucial studying for undergraduate and graduate scholars of linguistics alike.
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