The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, Vol. 40

The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, Vol. 40 : For the Year 1868 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, Vol. 40: For the Year 1868 Linguistics is gradually acquiring the consistency of a science. If not so definite as mathematics and other pure sciences, it has yet made good its claim to be regarded as a science, both by the character of its methods and the wide generalizations which it has reached. Languages have long, almost always indeed, been a subject of study. But one may be an accomplished linguist, reading and speaking many tongues, without being an adept in the science of language. This science, in its more recent and exact form, diifers percep tibly even from philology. The material, or subject matter of the science, is not one language, or any one class of languages, ancient or modern, living or dead, but language itself, in its entirety. Its methods are to observe, arrange, and classify all the forms of speech that are, or ever have been, in use, and from them to deduce the necessary laws of Speech for a race constituted as the human race is. It aims to show how lan guage originated, that is, to show why we speak at all, and why we speak as we do, to Show what is the inner life of language, Language and the Study of Language. By William Dwight Whitney. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 245g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243274157
  • 9780243274154