When linguistics was first established as an academic discipline in the nineteenth century, it was envisaged as an essentially historical study. Languages were to be treated as historical objects, evolving through gradual but constant processes of change over long periods of time. In recent years,...
To Be Published June 19th 2013 by Routledge
The Western Tradition in the Twentieth Century
Series: History of Linguistic Thought
Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II introduces the major issues and themes that have determined the development of Western thinking about language, meaning and communication in the twentieth century.Each chapter contains an extract from a 'landmark' text followed by a commentary, which places the...
Published May 30th 2001 by Routledge