B.P. Hasdeu’s Noematology: An Anticipation of E. Coseriu’s Skeology Cover Image

Noematologia lui B.P. Hasdeu: o anticipare a skeologiei lui E. Coşeriu
B.P. Hasdeu’s Noematology: An Anticipation of E. Coseriu’s Skeology

Author(s): Cristinel Munteanu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Tracus Arte
Keywords: B.P. Hasdeu; noematology; E. Coseriu; skeology; latent ideas; knowledge of things; knowledge of language

Summary/Abstract: In a study published in 1882, B.P. Hasdeu – correcting and completing a classification of linguistic sciences made by Schleicher – was introducing a new science, noematology, which was to deal with what Bréal referred to as “latent ideas” of language. A thorough analysis of Hasdeu’s ideas reveals the fact that he anticipates (up to a point) the proposal that E. Coseriu would later make: skeology, seen as a linguistic science meant to study the contribution of the knowledge of “things” (and of the ideas on “things”) to speech. Obviously, our paper will point out (according to the principle alcances y límites) both the merits (as excellent intuitions) and the limits of Hasdeu’s conception (for instance, when talking about meaning, Hasdeu does not make a difference between designation and signification, while the distinction between the knowledge of language and the knowledge of things is quite vaguely drawn). At the same time, we will try to show the extent at which Hasdeu’s ideas can be connected to pragmatics (or to an “illocutionary poetics”), as it was stated not long ago.

  • Issue Year: IX/2013
  • Issue No: 2 (18)
  • Page Range: 85-95
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian