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Humboldt: On Language

On the Diversity of Human Language Construction and Its Influence on the Mental Development of the Human Species

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Humboldt: On Language by Wilhelm Von Humboldt
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Wilhelm von Humboldt's classic study of human language was first published in 1836, as a general introduction to his three-volume treatise on the Kawi language of Java. It is the final statement of his lifelong study of the nature of language, exploring its universal structures and its relation to mind and culture. Empirically wide-ranging - Humboldt goes far beyond the Indo-European family of languages - it remains one of the most interesting and important attempts to draw philosophical conclusions from comparative linguistics. This volume presents a translation by Peter Heath, together with an introduction by Michael Losonsky that places Humboldt's work in its historical context and discusses its relevance to contemporary work in philosophy, linguistics, cognitive science, and psychology.
Release date NZ
December 9th, 1999
Contributors
Edited by Michael Losonsky Translated by Peter Heath
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
342
Dimensions
152x228x21
ISBN-13
9780521660891
Product ID
1771474

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