This volume presents a translation into English of Holger Pedersen's Et Blik pa Sprogvidenskabens Historie (Copenhagen 1916). In addition, it provides an introductory article by E.F.K. Koerner on Pedersen's life and work, and a bibliography of his writings.
1. Editor's Foreword; 2. Portrait of Holger Pedersen; 3. Introduction: Holger Pedersen - A Sketch of His Life and Work; 4. Holger Pedersen: A Comprehensive Bibliography of His Writings; 5. A Glance at the History of Linguistics, with Particular Regard to the Historical Study of Phonology; 6. 1. Introduction; 7. 2. Pre-19th-century Etymology; 8. 3. The Beginnings of Comparative Linguistics; 9. 4. The Significance of Printing for Linguistics; 10. 5. The 18th Century: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; 11. 6. Linguistic Comparison: Samuel Gyarmathi; Rasmus Rask; 12. 7. Early 19th-Century Linguistic Comparison; 13. 8. The Acquaintance with Sanskrit; 14. 9. Bopp's Position in the History of Linguistics; 15. 10. Phonological Treatment in Bopp and Grimm; 16. 11. Rask's Significance in Phonological Study; 17. 12. Grimm Subsequent to Rask's Influence; 18. 13. August Friedrich Pott; 19. 14. Georg Curtius and August Schleicher; 20. 15. Linguistic Discoveries of the 1870s; 21. 16. Wilhelm Scherer; 22. 17. Methodological Discussions of the 1870s and 1880s; 23. 18. Tasks for the Future; 24. Notes; 25. Select Bibliography; 26. Index of Authors
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