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Gebauer – Zubatý – Ertl ze tří perspektiv aneb Jak přistupovat k dějinám lingvistiky
Gebauer, Zubatý and Ertl from three perspectives or How to approach the history of linguistics

Author(s): Jan Chromý
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: history of linguistics; Jan Gebauer; Josef Zubatý; language culture; metahistoriography; Václav Ertl

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the issue of perspective in linguistic historiography. The main question is that of how the historiographic perspective changes the description of a given historical epoch. This is demonstrated using three different descriptions of an important period in Czech linguistics, or more precisely, in Czech thought about language culture delimited by the works of Jan Gebauer, Josef Zubatý and Václav Ertl. Each of these descriptions is an example of one distinctive type of historiographic perspective and each is analyzed in a metahistoriographic manner in the second part of the article. The views of philosophers Stephen Toulmin and T. S. Kuhn are introduced and interpreted for these purposes.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 4-5
  • Page Range: 230-240
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Czech