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Aperçu général de la science comparative des langues

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  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108006699

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  • The German-born philologist Louis Benloew (1818–1900) studied at Berlin, Leipzig and Göttingen before settling in France. Aperçu général de la science comparative des langues (first published in 1858) is his best-known work. In this second edition of 1872, which includes his own further research on the Celtic languages, he uses the comparative study of grammar and vocabulary to identify relationships between languages and to classify them into families. Not all of his conclusions - especially those connecting the so-called Japhetic (i.e. Indo-European) family to the Semitic languages - are still accepted, but the ambitious scope of his work and the range of his world-wide comparisons provide a useful insight into the state of linguistic research in the mid-nineteenth century.

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    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108006699
    • length: 172 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Préface
    1. Définition de la grammaire comparée
    2. De l'enchainement naturel des sciences
    3. Du but de la grammaire comparée et de son utilité
    4. Origine du langage
    5. Quelques autres caratères des langues primitives
    6. Développment des langues normales
    7. Loi supreme des langues civilisées
    8. Classification des langues
    9. Zones du langage humain
    10. Observations critiques sur l'affinité et l'identité des langues
    11. L'identité des racines et du système grammatical
    12. Avenir probable des langues modernes.

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    Louis Benloew

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