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The Prix Volney: Contributions to Comparative Indo-European, African and Chinese Linguistics: Max Muller and Steinthal: Volume III

The Prix Volney: Contributions to Comparative Indo-European, African and Chinese Linguistics: Max Muller and Steinthal: Volume III (Paperback)

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Volume III deals with two major nineteenth-century linguists of German origin: Friedrich Max Muller and Heymann Steinthal. Their previously unpublished Volney essays represent the far-flung interests of comparative and historical linguists in this period both in temporal and in geographical or ethnographical terms. Max Muller's essay on 'Comparative Philology and the Early Civilization of Mankind' (1849), edited by Joan Leopold, shows the earliest phases of his interest in comparative Indo-European language, culture, mythology and 'race', studies in which he became a seminal figures. Steinthal's two essays, one on languages of West Africa (1851), edited by Gerhard Bohm, and one on Chinese (1854), edited by Jerold Edmondson, show the novel phonetic, psychological and classificatory aspects of his linguistic researches, which received more recognition from the Volney Commissioners than from most of his contemporaries. Extensive biographies and bibliographies of these two authors (by Joan Leopold for Max Muller and by Hans-Ulrich Lessing for Steinthal) accompany the annotated texts of their essays.

EducationLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culture Publisher: Springer Publication Date: 29/02/2000 ISBN-13: 9789401057776  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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