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A Linguistic Introduction to the History of English

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Title:A Linguistic Introduction to the History of English
Price:GBP£10.00 (about USD$12.60)
Book ID:B009-LNG00004
Quantity:1
Publisher:Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1965
Edition:Reprint
Binding:Blue Cloth
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No Jacket
Alfred A. Knopf, 1965, Blue Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, Reprint

gilt titles & bands spine; blind-stamped publisher's device (greyhound) front & rear covers; b/w. map frontis. illust.; further illustrated by a few charts & diagrams; "an implicit, basic contention of this book is that the richness of the object of study - Ianguage - can be fully exploited only by a catholicity of approaches to it. All points of view in linguistic study, whether historical or contemporary, diachronic or synchronic, semantic or grammatical, comparative or descriptive, have important values to add to our understanding of the nature of language. Arguments for the exclusive right of various particular points of view to be deemed 'scientific linguistics' have been persuasive at various times in the past, and have served the function of exhilarating their adherents and driving them harder in the service of their cause; but as humans and humanists we must take a broader historical, more tolerant view of the goals of scientific endeavour, and must grant all serious attempts to understand the how's and what's and even the why's of language the honorific title of linguistics."; previous owner's name on front endpaper; light wear to extremities; including appendices & bibliography - 375 pages plus 20 pages of indexes. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Language & Linguistics; English Language; England; Language & Linguistics. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: LNG00004.
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