John Wilkins and 17th Century British Linguistics: A Reader (Studies in the History of the Language Sciences v. 67)

John Wilkins and 17th Century British Linguistics: A Reader (Studies in the History of the Language Sciences v. 67)

By: Joseph L. Subbiondo (editor)Hardback

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In this reader, 19 articles have been collected that bring out the central position of John Wilkins and his Essay Toward a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language (1668) in the history of ideas in 17th-century Britain.


1. Acknowledgements; 2. Editor's Introduction; 3. I. John Wilkins (1614-1672): Life and Work; 4. John Wilkins (by Aarsleff, Hans); 5. II. Wilkins and the 17th-century Reconciliation of Science, Religion, and Language; 6. John Wilkins' Essay Toward a Real Character: Its place in the seventeenth century episteme (by Clauss, Sidonie); 7. Dr. Wilkins and the Royal Society (by Stimson, Dorothy); 8. The Ross-Wilkins Controversy (by McColley, Grant); 9. John Wilkins and the Royal Society's Reform of Prose Style (by Christensen, Francis); 10. III. The Sources of Wilkins' Philosophical Language; 11. Comenius and the Real Character in England (by DeMott, Benjamin); 12. The Sources and Development of John Wilkins' Philosophical Language (by DeMott, Benjamin); 13. On the Sources of John Wilkins' Philosophical Language (by Funke, Otto); 14. Language Universals and 17th-Century Universal Schemes (by Cram, David); 15. IV. Theory and Practice in Wilkins' Philosophical Language; 16. 'Philosophical' Grammar in Wilkins' Essay (by Salmon, Vivian); 17. On the Project of a Universal Character (by Cohen, Jonathan); 18. The Real Character of Bishop Wilkins (by Andrade, Edward Neville da Costa); 19. Wilkin's Natural Grammar: The verb phrase (by Frank, Thomas); 20. V. Wilkins' Classification of Reality; 21. John Wilkins and Noah's Ark (by Emery, Clark); 22. John Wilkins' Linguistic Views (by Linsky, Sergey Semenovich); 23. John Wilkins' Theory of Meaning and the Development of a Semantic Model (by Subbiondo, Joseph L.); 24. John Wilkins' and William Lloyd's Alphabetical Dictionary (1668): Towards a comprehensive, and systematically defined, lexicon (by Dolezal, Fredric); 25. The Significance of John Wilkins in the History of Bibliographical Classification (by Vickery, B.C.); 26. VI. Wilkins' Legacy; 27. John Wilkins' Essay (1668): Critics and continuators (by Salmon, Vivian); 28. Select Biography; 29. A. Writings by John Wilkins; 30. B. Secondary Sources; 31. Index of Biographical Names

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  • ISBN13: 9789027245540
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 390
  • ID: 9789027245540
  • weight: 630
  • ISBN10: 9027245541

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