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Uniformitarianism in Linguistics (Studies in the History of the Language Sciences)

Christy, T. Craig

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ISBN 10: 9027245134 / ISBN 13: 9789027245137
Published by John Benjamins Publishing Company, U.S.A., 1983
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139 pages. No dust jacket. Rubber stamp and writing in ink on front end paper. Size: 8vo - otver 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 43973

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Title: Uniformitarianism in Linguistics (Studies in...

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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This study examines specific implications of the considerable overlap in methodology and theory of 19th-century geology and philology. Recognition of this overlap is indispensable to a complete understanding of philology’s development into the more empirical science of linguistics, especially as this empiricism culminates in the neogrammarian doctrine of exceptionless sound laws.
The study consists of three major parts: I Uniformitarianism in the Palaetiological Sciences [i.e., geology and other natural sciences studying life in earlier periods of the earth]; II The Rise of Uniformitarianism in Linguistics; and III The Uniformitarian Basis of Neogrammarian Linguistics.

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