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Linguistics
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1. General

Since the early 18th century, linguistics has meant the systematic study of the structure of one or more languages. It did not emerge as an independent discipline until the 19th century, but various positions reflecting interest in language did develop during the early modern period. Ever since the late 15th century, this approach was characterized by inc…

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Warnke, Ingo, “Linguistics”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027887>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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