By R.H. Robins
The fourth variation of A brief historical past of Linguistics supplies a better prominence to the paintings of Wilhelm von Humboldt, due to the lasting significance of his paintings on language when it comes to common eighteenth century considering and of its perceived relevance within the latter half the 20 th century to a number of features of generative grammatical concept. the ultimate part, masking the 20th century, has been rewritten and divided into new chapters, that allows you to deal successfully with the more and more divergent improvement of descriptive and theoretical linguistics that came about within the latter half this century.
Readable and authoritative, Professor Robins' advent offers a transparent and up to date evaluation of all of the significant matters within the gentle of latest scholarly debate, and may be crucial examining for undergraduate and graduate scholars of linguistics alike.
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