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Darwin-L Message Log 5:160 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:160>From peter@usenix.org  Wed Jan 26 18:09:25 1994

Date: Wed, 26 Jan 94 16:17:27 PST
From: peter@usenix.org (Peter H. Salus)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: History of "adaptation" in historical linguistics

This is really an interesting question.  I can't recall
any place where Jones implies that climate or geophysics
have anything to do with language.  However, I seem to
recall something of that sort in Leibniz' _Collectanea
Etymologica_ (1717).  The problem here, though, is that
(a) the work is posthumous and (b) so much of it isn't by
Leibniz.

Peter
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