Whitney on language : selected writings of William Dwight Whitney. / Edited by Michael Silverstein. Introductory essay by Roman Jakobson
- Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894
- Cambridge : MIT Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xlv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Silverstein, Michael, 1945-
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- Whitney on language, by M. Silverstein -- The world response to Whitney's principles of linguistic science, by R. Jakobson -- William Dwight Whitney, from Forty years' record of the class of 1845, Williams College -- Language and the study of language -- Phusei or thesei--natural or conventional?--Steinthal on the origin of language -- On mixture in language -- The varieties of predication -- On the relation of vowels and consonants -- On Lepsius's standard alphabet -- The principle of economy as a phonetic force -- On the nature and designation of the accent in Sanskrit -- The study of Hindu grammar and the study of Sanskrit -- On the narrative use of imperfect and perfect in the Brāhmaṇas -- A botanico-philological problem.
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