Speculative Grammars of the Middle Ages

Speculative Grammars of the Middle Ages

31 The second period of learning in the Middle Ages , the so - called ' Renaissance of the 12th century ' , 30 during which time grammar came to be regarded as a pre - requisite for all scholarship , dates from the middle of the 11th ...

Author: G. L. Bursill-Hall

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110872750

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

History of Linguistic Thought and Contemporary Linguistics

History of Linguistic Thought and Contemporary Linguistics

JOHN A. TRENTMAN , McGill University , Montreal Speculative Grammar and Transformational Grammar : A Comparison of Philosophical ... Or , at least , the grammarians and logicians of the middle ages generally thought they were .

Author: Herman Parret

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110058189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 832

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The History of Grammar in the Middle Ages

The History of Grammar in the Middle Ages

The Tradition of Medieval Logic and Speculative Grammar. (é Subsidia Mediaevaiia, 9). Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies. Baebler, Johann Jakob (d.l900). 1885. Beitrdge'zu einer Geschichte der Zateinischen Grammatik im ...

Author: Richard William Hunt

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027280978

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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This volume brings together a number of papers written by R. W. Hunt (1908-1979) on the history of grammar in the Middle Ages. The importance of these papers lies almost as much in the spark of scholarly investigation that they have inspired, as in their contribution to original research. The first three studies in this collection deal with the change in grammatical doctrine that took place in the late 11th and 12th centuries and from which all subsequent developments during the creative period of medieval grammatical speculation derive. The fourth paper deals with a problem that concerns all students of the medieval liberal arts: the unity of learning, as opposed to the present-day compartmentalisation of studies. The remaining three studies deal with the textual materials available to the medieval student of grammar.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetoric in the Middle Ages

Rhetoric in the Middle Ages

with the taxonomy of grammar , that is , with naming the parts of speech , distinguishing between nouns and verbs ... 42 G. L. Bursill - Hall , Speculative Grammars of the Middle Ages : The Doctrine of the Partes orationis of the ...

Author: James Jerome Murphy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520044061

Category: Rhetoric, Ancient

Page: 418

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Categories: Rhetoric, Ancient

Signs of the Early Modern

Signs of the Early Modern

More generally here I refer to Geoffrey L. Bursill - Hall , Speculative Grammars of the Middle Ages : The Doctrine of Partes Orationis of the Modistae , 88-113 . This work , too , is subject to the correction of later work by many ...

Author: David Lee Rubin

Publisher: Rookwood Press

ISBN: 1886365024

Category: History

Page: 272

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Categories: History

Speculative Grammar and Stoic Language Theory in Medieval Allegorical Narrative

Speculative Grammar and Stoic Language Theory in Medieval Allegorical Narrative

The Mirror of Language: A Study in the Medieval Theory ofKnowledge. Revised Edition. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1983. . The Stoic Tradition from Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages. I. Stoicism in Classical Latin ...

Author: Jeffrey Bardzell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135865924

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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In his Plaint of Nature (De planctu Naturae), Alan of Lille bases much of his argument against sin in general and homosexuality in particular on the claim that both amount to bad grammar. The book explores the philosophical uses of grammar that were so formative of Alan’s thinking in major writers of the preceding generations, including Garland the Computist, St. Anselm, and Peter Abelard. Many of the linguistic theories on which these thinkers rely come from Priscian, an influential sixth-century grammarian, who relied more on the ancient tradition of Stoic linguistic theory than the Aristotelian one in elaborating his grammatical theory. Against this backdrop, the book provides a reading of Prudentius’ Psychomachia and presents an analysis of allegory in light of Stoic linguistic theory that contrasts other modern theories of allegorical signification and readings of Prudentius. The book establishes that Stoic linguistic theory is compatible with and likely partially formative of both the allegorical medium itself and the ideas expressed within it, in particular as they appeared in the allegories of Prudentius, Boethius, and Alan.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Medieval Philosophy

Medieval Philosophy

For summary accounts, see Pinborg, Die Entwicklung der Sprachtheorie, 41, 71; G. L. BursillHall, Speculative Grammars of the Middle Ages: The Doctrine of partes orationis of the Modistae (The Hague: 1971), 72–3.

Author: Peter Adamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192579942

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

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Peter Adamson presents a lively introduction to six hundred years of European philosophy, from the beginning of the ninth century to the end of the fourteenth century. The medieval period is one of the richest in the history of philosophy, yet one of the least widely known. Adamson introduces us to some of the greatest thinkers of the Western intellectual tradition, including Peter Abelard, Anselm of Canterbury, Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, and Roger Bacon. And the medieval period was notable for the emergence of great women thinkers, including Hildegard of Bingen, Marguerite Porete, and Julian of Norwich. Original ideas and arguments were developed in every branch of philosophy during this period - not just philosophy of religion and theology, but metaphysics, philosophy of logic and language, moral and political theory, psychology, and the foundations of mathematics and natural science.
Categories: Philosophy

The History of Linguistics in Europe

The History of Linguistics in Europe

Michael Covington , ' Grammatical theory in the Middle Ages ' , in T. Bynon and F. R. Palmer , eds . , Studies in the History of ... Jan Pinborg , ' Speculative grammar ' , in N. Kretzmann , A. Kenny , J. Pinborg and E. Stump , eds .

Author: Vivien Law

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521565324

Category: History

Page: 332

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This authoritative and wide-ranging book, first published in 2003, examines the history of western linguistics over a 2000-year timespan, from its origins in ancient Greece up to the crucial moment of change in the Renaissance that laid the foundations of modern linguistics. Some of today's burning questions about language date back a long way: in 1400 BC Plato was asking how words relate to reality. Other questions go back just a few generations, such as our interest in the mechanisms of language change, or in the social factors that shape the way we speak. Vivien Law explores how ideas about language over the centuries have changed to reflect changing modes of thinking. A survey chapter brings the coverage of the book up to the present day. Classified bibliographies and chapters on research resources and the qualities the historian of linguistics needs to develop, provide the reader with the tools to go further.
Categories: History

The Intellectual Life of Western Europe in the Middle Ages

The Intellectual Life of Western Europe in the Middle Ages

For grammar both Donatus and Priscian ( especially the latter ) continued to be used , but early in the thirteenth century a new and more rigorous type of grammar came into vogue , called " speculative grammar .

Author: Richard C. Dales

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004096221

Category: History

Page: 336

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A connected account of European thought from the Patristic age through the mid-fourteenth century, and emphasizing educational systems, the interaction between the popular and elite cultures, and medieval humanism; with excellent interpretive chapters on science and philosophy.
Categories: History