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Titre : Discovery of Language: Linguistic Science in...
Éditeur : Indiana UP
Date d'édition : 1900
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : Very Good
Type de livre : Book
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Synopsis : Professor Pedersen s Sprogvidenskahen i det Nittende A arhundrede: Metoder og Resultater, Copenhagen, Gyldendalske Boghandel, 1924, which appeared as Volume XV of Det Nittende A arhundrede, an imposing series edited by A age Frii Sand designed to present the cultural history of the nineteenth century in all its aspects. The relatively unimportant deviations from the original have been made either by the author or with his advice and consent. Scholarly works which have appeared since 1924, and are of such a nature as to affect the conclusions expressed in the original text, have been mentioned by the author in the translation; other changes include occasional amplification of a statement or the use of different examples. Word-forms thoroughly famihar to the Scandinavian reader might not be illuminating to the reader of an English translation, and therefore more appropriate examples have been selected in place of those on page 272, the first paragraph of page 273, and most of the first paragraph of page 274 of the Danish text. The way of the translator is hard, as any one knows who has gone that way; especially hard when a work of a scholarly nature is involved, where extreme fidelity in translation is imperative. That way would not have been trod in the present instance if the translator had not thought he saw in the original certain cardinal virtues which would make the book a desirable addition to the Enghsh literature of Hnguistics. The problems, as well as the accomplishments, of the study of linguistics during this most important of centuries are faithfully and clearly recorded. Before each step in advance is described, the need for this step is pointed out, so that we have not merely a dry recital of events, but a story which gives us a series of Hving pictures of these pioneering intellects actually at work wresthng with problems the solution of which
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