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Etymology - Yakov Malkiel

Paperback Published: 3rd January 1994
ISBN: 9780521311663
Number Of Pages: 236

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Etymology has been largely neglected since the beginning of this century. Professor Yakov Malkiel here sets out to rescue it from its fate. He enquires into the style, structure, presuppositions, and purposes of etymological enquiries over the last two centuries, and sets them against the practice of etymology in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. He also examines the complex and changing interrelationship between etymology and general linguistics in recent times, with the intention of revitalising etymological research. Professor Malkiel is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished practitioners of the discipline, and brings to this work a remarkable breadth and depth of scholarship. Wide-ranging and imaginative, Etymology will be welcomed by all historical linguists and Romance linguists.

"...Malkiel has important and refreshingly unpolemical things to say about the rise and decline of trends in scholarship and about the intrinsic worth of etymological research." Speculum-A Journal of Medieval Studies "The writing of a broad synthesis of the etymological discipline could hardly have been entrusted to a more prominent philologist and linguist than Yakov Malkiel...Malkiel's book is destined to become a vade mecum of the etymological trade for years to come because of its exhaustive scope, its cogent analysis of past scholarship, its intelligent assessment of the current crises and the hope it holds out for a future resurgence." Frede Jensen, English Language Notes

Prefacep. ix
The nineteenth centuryp. 1
The first half of the twentieth centuryp. 41
The second half of the twentieth centuryp. 105
Conclusionp. 167
Referencesp. 173
Indexesp. 209
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ISBN: 9780521311663
ISBN-10: 0521311667
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 3rd January 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39

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