A history of semantics

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Penfold Book & Bible House, 1982 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 284 pages
In this monograph the author outlines, for the first time in the history of linguistics, the development of the study of 'meaning', from the pioneering work of Christian Karl Reisig (1792-1829), Friedrich Haase (1808-1867), Ferdinand Heerdegen (1845-1930), Arsène Darmesteter (1846-88) and Michel Bréal (1832-1915) in the 19th century to the work done by 20th-century scholars such as Saussure, Antoine Meillet, Albert Carnoy, Charles Kay Ogden & Ivor Armstrong Richards, Gustaf Stern, Jost Trier, Leo Weisgerber, Bloomfield, John Rupert Firth, Rudolf Hallig & Walter von Wartburg, Georges Matoré, Eugene Anderson Nida, Pierre Guiraud, and the late Uriel Weinreich, to mention just the most important figures whose work is discussed in the book.

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W. Terrence Gordon is Associate General Editor of the Gingko Press McLuhan publishing program, author of the biography Marshall McLuhan: Escape into Understanding and McLuhan for Beginners.