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From the Renaissance onwards, European scholars began to collect and study the various languages of the Old and the New Worlds. The recognition of language diversity encouraged them to explain how differences between languages emerged, why languages kept changing, and in what language families they...

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Other Authors: Van Hal, Toon, (Editor), Van Rooy, Raf, (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.
Series:Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Studies in the history of the language sciences ; v. 120,
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:From the Renaissance onwards, European scholars began to collect and study the various languages of the Old and the New Worlds. The recognition of language diversity encouraged them to explain how differences between languages emerged, why languages kept changing, and in what language families they could be classified. The present volume brings together the papers of the late George J. Metcalf (1908-1994) that discuss the search for possible genetic language relationships, and the study of language developments and origins, in Early Modern Europe. Two general chapters, surveying the period bet.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:9789027271495
9027271496
1299828566
9781299828568
9789027246110
ISSN:0304-0720