Of productive germs and the immortal soul : Friedrich Schlegel’s writings on language and early biological theory

Friedrich Schlegel's lasting contribution to linguistics is usually seen in the impact that his book "Über die Sprache und Weisheit der Indier" from 1808 left on comparative linguistics and on the study of Sanskrit. Schl
Friedrich Schlegel's lasting contribution to linguistics is usually seen in the impact that his book "Über die Sprache und Weisheit der Indier" from 1808 left on comparative linguistics and on the study of Sanskrit. Schlegel was one of the first European scholars to have studied Sanskrit extensively and he made a number of translations of Sanskrit literature into German which make up one third of "Über die Sprache und Weisheit der Indier". Schlegel's book is widely regarded as a founding document both of comparative linguistics and of indology, a fact which is quite remarkable in light of the development of Schlegel's thought after this text. His interest in Indian studies ceased more or less directly with the publication of this work, while his thoughts on language became more and more suffused by transcendental philosophy.
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Author:Michael Eggers
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1155245
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/06/14
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/06/14
SWD-Keyword:Friedrich von; Schlegel
Source:http://www.zfl.gwz-berlin.de/fileadmin/bilder/Projekte/slsa/Languages_Eggers.pdf ; (in:) Figurations of Knowledge - Documentation of Conference Papers. Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung. - Berlin: 2008
HeBIS PPN:228185572
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:GiNDok
Linguistik
BDSL-Classification:BDSL-Klassifikation: 02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft > 02.02.00 Studien
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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