On language diversity and relationship from Bibliander to Adelung /

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)
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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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520 |a 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. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 
505 0 |a ON LANGUAGE DIVERSITY AND RELATIONSHIPFROM BIBLIANDER TO ADELUNG; Editorial page ; Title page ; LCC data ; Table of contents; Foreword & acknowledgments; Editors' introduction; 1. George J. Metcalf and the prehistory of comparative linguistics; 2. The contents of the present volume; 3. Editorial interventions; Bibliographical references; Bibliography of George J. Metcalf; 1. Between methodology and ideology: How facts and theories intertwine in earlier views on diachroni; 2. The Indo-European hypothesis in the 16th and 17th centuries; 1. Introduction; 2. The 'Scythian' tradition. 
505 8 |a 3. Etymological methodology3.1 Becanus; 3.2 Mylius; 3.3 Schrieckius; 3.4 Schottelius; 3.5 De Laet; 3.6 Stiernhielm; 3.7 Rudbeckius; 4. Conclusions; 4.1 Relation to 'comparative method'; 4.2 Relation to paradigms; 3. Theodor Bibliander (1505-1564) and the languages of Japheth's progeny; 4. Konrad Gesner's (1516-1565) general views on language; 5. Gesner's views on the Germanic languages; 6. Abraham Mylius (1563-1637) on historical linguistics; 7. Philippus Cluverius (1580-1623) and his Lingua Celtica; 8. A linguistic clash in the 17th century. 
505 8 |a 9. Justus Georg Schottelius (1612-1676) on historical linguistics10. Andreas Jäger's (c.1660-1730) De Lingua Vetustissima Europae (1686); 11. Johann Christoph Adelung (1732-1806) discovers the languages of Asia; 1. Introduction; 2. Adelung's professed aim; 3. Adelung's theory of the origin of speech; 4. Variation in language; 5. Adelung discovers Paradise and the Ursprache in Asia; 6. Sanskrit and Sir William Jones; 7. Conclusion; Master list of references; Index of biographical names; Index of subjects & terms. 
650 0 |a English philology. 
650 0 |a Linguistic change. 
650 0 |a Multilingualism. 
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