History of Linguistics in three volumes, consists of twelve
chapters written by leading specialists. It considers the
main areas and periods in the reflection on language. It aims
at reconstructing the discussions and insights characteristic
of the individual traditions, rather than looking at them
from the viewpoint of our own linguistic interests. Volume
One presents the following traditions: - I. Chinese, by G.
Malmqvist; - II. Indian, by G. Cardona; - III. Egyptian, Sumerian,
Accadian, by Janet Johnson, M. Civil, E. Reiner; - IV. Hebrew,
by R. Loewe; - V. Arabic, by H. Fleisch; - VI. Graeco-Roman,
by Peter Matthews. Volume Two presents the following chapters:
- VII. Middle Ages, by E. Vineis and A. Maierù; - VIII.
Renaissance, by M. Tavoni, M.D. Gandolfo, S. Toscano; - IX.
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century, by R. Simone. The Third
volume includes the last three chapters: X. Linguistics in
the Nineteenth century, by A. Morpurgo Davies; - XII. Linguistics
in the Twentieth century, by G. Lepschy; - XIII. Italian linguistics
and dialectology, by P. Benincà.
Giulio C. Lepschy is
a Professor in the Department of Italian Studies at the University
of Reading, and a Fellow of the British Academy.