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Studies in Formal Historical Linguistics

ISBN/ASIN: 9789401025331,9789401025317 | 1973 | English | pdf | 64/74 pages | 2.19 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Henry M. Hoenigswald (auth.) | Edition: 1

These separate but related essays owe their existence to a combined concern for the workings of text criticism and historical linguistics and for the history of scholarship in these fields. On earlier occasions I have suggested certain views on the development of the so-called comparative method. Few things are more rewarding than to bring implicit preconceptions of the past and present out into the open, as I aimed to do then and as I aim to do now. This time existing tradition is treated as a body – without, I hope, being seriously distorting – and one small portion of its working assumptions is examined. My thanks go to the colleagues and students with whom I have had fruitful discussion, but especially to Zellig S. Harris, and to Henry Hiz who expended much more than just his excellent editorial care on these efforts. I only hope that I have learned as much from him as he has patiently tried to teach me. Lloyd W. Daly has kindly read parts of an earlier version and has contri­ buted valuable suggestions.

Studies in Formal Historical Linguistics

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