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The Principles of Comparative Philology

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  • Publication planned for: June 2019
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108082280

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  • Archibald Henry Sayce (1845–1933) became interested in Middle Eastern languages and scripts while still a teenager. Old Persian and Akkadian cuneiform had recently been deciphered, and popular enthusiasm for these discoveries was running high when Sayce began his academic career at Oxford in 1869. This 1874 work, based on a series of lectures, discusses the relatively new science of comparative philology, its disciplines and its relationship to physiology, history, and religion. The work describes the ways in which the laws of language, and especially of language change and development, can be hypothesised and tested. Sayce also considers, and takes issue with, the notion of 'the metaphysics of language', and examines the significance of comparative philology to the study of comparative religion and mythology. The final chapter deals with the specific issue of analogy in language development, in particular in relation to changes in pronunciation and word-stress.

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    • Publication planned for: June 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108082280
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The sphere of comparative philology, and its relation to the other sciences
    2. The idola of glottology
    3. The idolum of primeval centres of language
    4. The theory of three stages of development
    5. The possibility of mixture
    6. The doctrine of roots
    7. The metaphysics of language
    8. Comparative mythology and the science of religions
    9. The influence of analogy in language
    Index.

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    Archibald Henry Sayce

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