Progress in Language : With special reference to English. New edition.

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Author / Creator:Jespersen, Otto.
Imprint:Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1993.
Description:1 online resource (210 pages)
Subject:Historical linguistics.
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & Comparative.
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
Historical linguistics.
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Electronic books.
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Other authors / contributors:McCawley, James D.
Notes:Print version record.
Summary:Progress in Language, first published in 1894, dates from fairly early in Otto Jespersen's (1860-1943) academic career; it already contains many of the essentials of his argument against the prevailing mode of 19th-century linguistic thought which he maintained until the end of his life. As James D. McCawley writes in the Introduction:"Much of the fascination of reading this long out-of-print classic lies in seeing its relationship to Jespersen's long and distinguished subsequent career: seeing how much importance he already attached to variation in language, how tightly his views on linguistic.
Other form:Print version: Jespersen, Otto. Progress in Language : With special reference to English. New edition. Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©1993 9789027219923