July 1, 1995
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
2.31 Pounds (US)
$49.95 USD, £37.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

General Linguistics

A comprehensive overview of the development of language studies from the ancient Greeks through modern theorists, this book focuses on determining what the enduring issues in linguistics are, what concepts have changed, and why. Francis P. Dinneen, SJ, defines the basic terminology of the discipline as well as different linguistic theories, and he frequently compares underlying assumptions in contemporaneous science and linguistics.

General Linguistics traces the history of linguistics from ancient Greek works on grammar and rhetoric through the medieval roots of traditional grammar and its assumption that there is a norm for correct speech. Dinneen marks the beginning of modern linguistics with Saussure's concept of an autonomous linguistic structure independent of socially imposed norms, and he details the theoretical contributions of Sapir, Bloomfield, Hjelmslev, Chomsky, Pike, and others. Dinneen considers the relative merits of the different theories and models, evaluating their claims and shortcomings.

A thorough introduction to linguistics for newcomers to the field, this book will also be valuable to linguists, psychologists, philosophers, and historians of science for its evaluations of major theoretical concepts in light of enduring issues and problems in language studies.
Georgetown University Press

9780878402786 : general-linguistics-dinneen
664 Pages
$49.95 USD

Other Titles in LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General

Smoky Mountain Voices

edited by Harold F. Farwell, J. Karl Nicholas
Oct 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text

Online World Language Instruction Training and Assessment

Carmen King Ramírez, Barbara A. Lafford, James E. Wermers
Sep 2021 - Georgetown University Press
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$104.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

An Introduction to Old English

Jonathan Evans
Dec 2020 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$54.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in linguistics

Arabic Sociolinguistics, Second Edition

Reem Bassiouney
Apr 2020 - Georgetown University Press
$119.95 USD - Hardback
$39.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$39.95 USD - Electronic book text

Why They Can't Write

John Warner
Mar 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$27.95 USD - Hardback
$27.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Introducción a la historia de la lengua española, segunda edición

Melvyn C. Resnick
Oct 2019 - Georgetown University Press
$44.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$41.95 USD - Electronic book text