Max Müller and the Science of Language: A Criticism (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Max Müller and the Science of Language: A Criticism

There has appeared recently a new and revised edition of Miiller's well-known work on Language, * followed by the usual array of commendatory notices. Hence it may well be submitted once more to a eriti cal examination, in order to the determination of its true place in the past history and present apparatus of the science. For many it has been their first in troduétion to linguistic study; and doubtless to a large proportion of English-speaking readers, es pecially, it is still the principal and most authoritative text - book of that study, as regards both methods and results. A work holding such a position calls for careful criticism, that it may not be trusted where it is untrustworthy, and so do harm to the science which it was intended to help.

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