Blog Archives

Johann Christoph Adelung, a forerunner of modern bilingual lexicography

Jacques François University of Caen-Normandy http://www.interlingua.fr 1. A forgotten German Enlightenment philosopher Johann Christoph Adelung (1732–1806) was one of the main promoters of the Volksaufklärung (popular Enlightenment) in the vein of Christian Wolff, eager to synthetize what the broad cultivated

Posted in 18th century, 19th century, Article, History, Lexicography, Linguistics

Christian Karl Reisig as an upholder of philosophical linguistics in 19th century Germany

Jacques François UniversitĂ© de Caen & CNRS In his introduction (p.6-18) to the Vorlesungen ĂĽber lateinische Sprachwissenschaft (Lectures on Latin Linguistics, 1839), Christian Karl Reisig offered a philosophically grounded account of the epistemology of language as a Prinzipienwissenschaft (“Science of

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in 19th century, Article, Europe, Germany, History, Linguistics, Pragmatics, Semantics