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Humboldt: 'On Language': On the Diversity of Human Language Construction and its Influence on the Mental Development of the Human Species (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) Hardcover – January 28, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0521660891 ISBN-10: 0521660890 Edition: 2nd

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  • Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
  • Hardcover: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (January 28, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521660890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521660891
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,640,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The editor's introduction contains a fine summary of Humboldt'd career." Notes on Linguistics

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Antonio F. Ros on July 6, 2011
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Besides its prefiguration of the concept of Universal Grammar, and regardless of its influence on Chomsky, this book still remains an amazing philosophical tour de force on the nature of language. Some passages are simply breath taking.
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