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On Language Diversity and Relationship from Biblia... - a book by Metcalf, George J.

On Language Diversity and Relationship from Bibliander to Adelung

On Language Diversity and Relationship from Bibliander to Adelung( )
Author: Metcalf, George J.
Editor: Van Hal, Toon
Van Rooy, Raf
Introduction by: Van Hal, Toon
Van Rooy, Raf
Series title:Studies in the History of the Language Sciences Ser.
ISBN:978-90-272-4611-0
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $158.00
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From the Renaissance onwards, European scholars began to collect and study the various languages of the Old and the New Worlds. The recognition of language diversity encouraged them to explain how differences between languages emerged, why languages kept changing, and in what language families they could be classified. The present volume brings together the papers of the late George J. Metcalf (1908-1994) that discuss the search for possible genetic language relationships, and the...
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