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Comparative, Historical, and Typological Linguistics since the Eighteenth Century

Kurt R. Jankowsky

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics

Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780199585847
Published online July 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199585847.013.0029

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 Comparative, Historical, and Typological Linguistics since the Eighteenth Century

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Francis Bacon’s (1561–1626) demand for scientific language investigation, supplemented by Gottfried Leibniz’s (1646–1716) endorsement of natural scientific methodology, provided the theoretical framework, further elaborated by William Jones (1746–1794) and Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835), for Friedrich von Schlegel’s (1772–1829) comparative grammar and facilitated Franz Bopp’s and Jacob Grimm’s (1785–1863) subsequent practical work for the Indo-European and Germanic languages, respectively, culminating in the Neogrammarians’ axiom of “Sound laws suffer no exception” and the development of language typology.

Keywords: natural scientific methodology; theoretical framework; comparative grammar; Indo-European; Germanic; Neogrammarians

Article.  9541 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics ; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics ; Linguistic Typology

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