Podcast episode 4: Interview with Jürgen Trabant on Wilhelm von Humboldt

In this episode, we talk to Jürgen Trabant about Wilhelm von Humboldt.

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References for Episode 4

Primary sources

Humboldt, Wilhelm von (1836), ‘Über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues’, Über die Kawi-Sprache auf der Insel Java, vol. 1, ed. Alexander von Humboldt, Berlin: Dümmler. archive.org
(English trans. On Language. The diversity of human language structure and ist influence on the mental development of mankind [1988], trans. Peter Heath, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.)

Humboldt, Wilhelm von (1994), Mexikanische Grammatik, ed. Manfred Ringmacher, Paderborn: Schöningh.

Humboldt, Wilhelm von (1997), Essays on Language, trans. Theo Harden and D. Farrelly, Frankfurt am Main: Lang.

Humboldt, Wilhelm von (2012), Baskische Wortstudien und Grammatik, ed. Bernhard Hurch, Paderborn: Schöningh.

Secondary sources

Mueller-Vollmer, Kurt and Markus Messling (2017), ‘Wilhelm von Humboldt’, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2017 Edition), ed. Edward N. Zalta. https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2017/entries/wilhelm-humboldt/

Trabant, Jürgen (1986), Apeliotes oder der Sinn der Sprache, Wilhelm von Humboldts Sprachbild, München: Wilhelm Fink. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
(French trans. Humboldt ou le sens du langage [1992], avec François Mortier et Jean-Luc Evard, Liège: Mardaga.)

Trabant, Jürgen (2012), Weltansichten: Wilhelm von Humboldts Sprachprojekt, München: C.H. Beck.

Trabant, Jürgen (2015), Wilhelm von Humboldt Lectures, Université de Rouen. https://webtv.univ-rouen.fr/channels/#2015-wilhelm-von-humboldt-lectures

Trabant, Jürgen (2020), ‘Science of Language: India vs America: the Science of Language in 19th-Century Germany’, Doing Humanities in Nineteenth-Century Germany, ed. Efraim Podoksik, 189–213, Leiden: Brill.

Posted in 19th century, Europe, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Podcast, Typology

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