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Jak psát dějiny lingvistiky
How to write the history of linguistics

Author(s): Jan Kořenský
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Ústav pro jazyk český
Keywords: history of linguistics; parameters for the evaluation of development; regional history of linguistics; world history of linguistics

Summary/Abstract: The structured movement of meanings is a basic dimension of the history of linguistics. The perspective of personalities, schools and national traditions is more or less a kind of materialization in this context. This way of understanding historiography enables us to explicate overall directions of linguistics – the relationships of main- and side-streams of development, regressions, and periods of emancipation and interdisciplination. It enables us to identify not only cul-de-sac development, but also misunderstood and forgotten lines of development that would only appear to be promising in the future.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 4-5
  • Page Range: 190-192
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Czech