Item description for Grammatical Theory and Philosophy of Language in Antiquity (Orbis Supplementa) by Pierre Swiggers...
This collective volume contains studies in the field of ancient grammar, poetics and philosophy of language. The contributions, written by specialists in the field, focus on central themes in the historiography of ancient linguistics, such as the status of grammar as a discipline in Antiquity, the relationship between poetics and grammatical theory, the constitution and development of the word class system, the descriptive format of grammars, the nature and description of specific word classes, the development of grammatical argumentation. In addition, several methodological issues in the study of ancient grammar and philosophy of language are dealt with: the problem of continuity vs. discontinuity in the history of linguistic thought, the role of schoolroom activities in the development of grammatical description and theory-formation, and problems concerning "tradition", "influence" and "originality" in ancient linguistics. names, concepts and technical terms (Peeters 2002)
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Studio: Peeters Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2002
Publisher David Brown
ISBN 9042911433 ISBN13 9789042911437