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By R.H. Robins

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this entire revision and updating of Professor Robins' vintage textual content deals a complete account of the heritage of linguistic notion from its ecu origins a few 2500 years in the past to the current day. It examines the self sufficient improvement of linguistic technological know-how in China and Medieval Islam, and particularly in India, which was once to have a profound impact on ecu and American linguistics from the top of the eighteenth century.

The fourth version of A brief background of Linguistics supplies a better prominence to the paintings of Wilhelm von Humboldt, a result of lasting significance of his paintings on language with regards to basic eighteenth century pondering and of its perceived relevance within the latter half the 20 th century to numerous features of generative grammatical conception. the ultimate part, overlaying the 20 th century, has been rewritten and divided into new chapters, on the way to deal successfully with the more and more divergent improvement of descriptive and theoretical linguistics that came about within the latter 1/2 this century.

Readable and authoritative, Professor Robins' creation presents a transparent and up to date review of all of the significant matters within the gentle of latest scholarly debate, and may be crucial interpreting for undergraduate and graduate scholars of linguistics alike.

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