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Darwin-L Message Log 3:37 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<3:37>From J_LIMBER@UNHH.UNH.EDU  Sat Nov  6 05:39:58 1993

Date: Sat, 6 Nov 1993 6:43:36 -0500 (EST)
From: J_LIMBER@UNHH.UNH.EDU (JOHN LIMBER)
Subject: RE: Teaching the historical sciences
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

>This coming semester I am going to be teaching a new undergraduate course on
the historical sciences..."

IF you want to take up language----

Here are some good places for students to begin--Pedersen is a classic and
Leibniz' letters are remarkable.

Brinton, D. G. (1885). The philosophic grammar of American languages, as set
forth by William von Humboldt, with the translation of an unpublished memoir by
him on the American verb. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society,
22.

Fraser, R. (1977). The Language of Adam: On the Limits and Systems of
Discourse. New York: Colombia University Press.

Pedersen, H. (1931/1962). The Discovery of Language (John Webster Spargo,
Trans.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Waterman, J. T. (1974). Leibniz on Language Learning. Modern Language Journal,
58, 89.

Waterman, J. T. (1978). Leibniz and Ludolf on Things Linguistic:  Excerpts from
Their Correspondence. Berkelely: University of Californian Press.

	John Limber, Psychology, University of New Hampshire

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