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Harris & Taγloʁ. Laᴎdʍarks in Liᴎguistic Thought I : Wᴈstᴈrᴎ Tradition from Socratᴈs - Saussurᴈ.

Harris & Taγloʁ. Laᴎdʍarks in Liᴎguistic Thought I : Wᴈstᴈrᴎ Tradition from Socratᴈs - Saussurᴈ.

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Landmarks in linguistic thought I
The Western tradition from Socrates to Saussure
second editionReviews of the first edition:‘The choices are excellent. Their commentaries are especially valuable inproviding an understanding of the.central concerns of our field.’Winfred P.Lehmann,
 Language
‘Easy to read and understand…Highly recommended for linguists,philosophers and literary students as well as educated general readers.’
Choice
This book introduces the reader to the major issues and themes that havedetermined the development of Western thinking about language, meaning andcommunication. Each chapter contains a short extract from a’landmark’ textfollowed by a commentary which places the ideas in their social and intellectualcontext.The authors have fully revised the original edition. They have added two newchapters on Wilkins and Frege, a new preface and updated bibliography. Thisnew edition is invaluable to anyone with an interest in the history of linguisticsor the history of ideas.
Roy Harris
is Emeritus Professor of General Linguistics in the University of Oxford. He is the author of 
The Language-Makers
(1980),
The
 
 Language Myth
(1981),
The Origin of Writing
(1986),
The Language
 
 Machine
(1987),
 ReadingSaussure
(1987),
 Language, Saussure and 
 
Wittgenstein
(1988),
Signs of Writing
(1995) and
Signs, Language and 
 
Communication
(1996). His award-winningtranslation of Saussure’s
Course in General Linguistics
was published in 1983.
Talbot J.Taylor
is L.G.T. Cooley Professor of English and Linguistics at theCollege of William and Mary, Virginia. He has published widely on language
 
theory and the history of linguistic ideas. He is the author of 
 Mutual  Misunderstanding
(1992) and
 Apes, Language and the Human
 
 Mind,
with SueSavage-Rumbaugh and Stuart Shanker. He and Roy Harris are Co-Editors of the journal
 Language & Communication.
 
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