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A short history of structural linguistics, Peter Matthews

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A short history of structural linguistics
Title
A short history of structural linguistics
Statement of responsibility
Peter Matthews
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is a concise history of structural linguistics, charting its development from the 1870s to the present day. It explains what structuralism was and why its ideas are still central today. For structuralists a language is a self-contained and tightly organised system whose history is of changes from one state of the system to another. This idea has its origin in the nineteenth century and was developed in the twentieth by Saussure and his followers, including the school of Bloomfield in the United States. Through the work of Chomsky, especially, it is still very influential. Peter Matthews examines the beginnings of structuralism and analyses the vital role played in it by the study of sound systems and the problems of how systems change
  • He discusses theories of the overall structure of a language, the 'Chomskyan revolution' in the 1950s, and the structuralist theories of meaning."--Jacket
  • This book is a concise history of structural linguistics, charting its development from the 1870s to the present day. It explains what structuralism was and why its ideas are still central today. For structuralists a language is a self-contained and tightly organised system whose history is of changes from one state of the system to another. This idea has its origin in the nineteenth century and was developed in the twentieth by Saussure and his followers, including the school of Bloomfield in the United States. Through the work of Chomsky, especially, it is still very influential. Peter Matthews examines the beginnings of structuralism and analyses the vital role played in it by the study of sound systems and the problems of how systems change. He discusses theories of the overall structure of a language, the 'Chomskyan revolution' in the 1950s, and the structuralist theories of meaning
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matthews, P. H.
Dewey number
410/.1/8
Index
index present
LC call number
P146
LC item number
.M36 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Structural linguistics
Label
A short history of structural linguistics, Peter Matthews
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The architecture of a language system
  • 6.
  • Internalised language
  • 7.
  • Structural semantics
  • 8.
  • Structuralism in 2000
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Languages
  • 3.
  • Sound systems
  • 4.
  • Diachrony
Control code
44969651
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 163 pages
Isbn
9780521625685
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
00045524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A short history of structural linguistics, Peter Matthews
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The architecture of a language system
  • 6.
  • Internalised language
  • 7.
  • Structural semantics
  • 8.
  • Structuralism in 2000
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Languages
  • 3.
  • Sound systems
  • 4.
  • Diachrony
Control code
44969651
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 163 pages
Isbn
9780521625685
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
00045524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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