Arts / Antique & Vintage Books / Chapters on language by Reverent Frederick W. Farrer Reverent Frederick W. Farrer Longmans, Green and co 1865 first edition: brown leather cover with gilt shield of Fauconbridge School Beccles to front and back covers : approximately 4.75 x 7.5 inches tall: indented gilt line decoration to edges:  raised rib divided six panelled spine with gilt lettering on brown leather title label to second panel: Mottled endpapers: 308 gilt edged pages. Synopsis: A scholastic mid-19th century definition of the structure and use of language by the Rev Frederick W. Farrar, Late Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge; Honorary Fellow of King's College London; and the author of The Origin of Language.  Dedicated to R B Lichfield Esq  in memory of many years of friendship. Contents: Chapters as follows:- 1.Language a human discovery. 2. The experiment of Psammetichus. 3. The naming of animals. 4. The infancy of humanity. 5.Psychological development of thought. 6.  Possible mode of expressing thought. 7.Sound as a vehicle of thought. 8. Interjections. 9. Lautgerberden, or vocal gestures.10. Vocal imitations.11. From  imitative sounds to intelligent speech.12. Onomatopoeia. 13. Objections to the theory; how  refuted. 14. Fertility of  onomatopoetic roots. 15. Dignity of onomatopoeia. 16. Supposed illusoriness of the search. 17.  Reflex imitative tendency of language  .18. The part played by the imagination.19. Metaphor. 20. Metaphor in various languages.21. Other linguistic processes.22, and 23. The nature of words (Analogists  and anomalists.  Confusions on the subject.  Heraclitus.  Democritus. arguments on both sides.  Universality of analogist views.  The Jews analogists.  Paronomasia.  Mystic import of words and names.  Biblical etymologies.  Adam.  Insulting name changes.  Myths about Adam.  Import of names among the Greeks, Romans, moderns.  Alteration of names.  Euphemism-its source.  The primitive granite of language.  Dangerous  hypocorisms of vice.  The fatal force of words.  Sound and sense. Senses and the understanding.  The three factors of a word.  Words that express and teach nothing.  Which a knowledgeable impossible.  Nothing talked about abstract nature.  The expression of relations.  Instances.  Starting point of intelligence.  Historical, intellectual and moral importance.) Condition: slight wear and scratching to leather: Presentation inscription by  Fauconberge School Beccles: to Frederick William Robinson as a prize for general proficiency in the 2nd  form , Midsummer 1867.  Extreme upper corner of preliminary pages creased.  Overall very clean, firm, and good. used books
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  • Book Title: Chapters on language
  • Author: Reverent Frederick W. Farrer
  • ISBN: MW00197452
  • Publisher: Longmans
  • Year Published: 1865
  • Our Normal Price: £192.50 GBP ($240.63 USD)
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  • Description: Longmans, Green and co 1865 first edition: brown leather cover with gilt shield of Fauconbridge School Beccles to front and back covers : approximately 4.75 x 7.5 inches tall: indented gilt line decoration to edges: raised rib divided six panelled spine with gilt lettering on brown leather title label to second panel: Mottled endpapers: 308 gilt edged pages. Synopsis: A scholastic mid-19th century definition of the structure and use of language by the Rev Frederick W. Farrar, Late Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge; Honorary Fellow of King's College London; and the author of The Origin of Language. Dedicated to R B Lichfield Esq in memory of many years of friendship. Contents: Chapters as follows:- 1.Language a human discovery. 2. The experiment of Psammetichus. 3. The naming of animals. 4. The infancy of humanity. 5.Psychological development of thought. 6. Possible mode of expressing thought. 7.Sound as a vehicle of thought. 8. Interjections. 9. Lautgerberden, or vocal gestures.10. Vocal imitations.11. From imitative sounds to intelligent speech.12. Onomatopoeia. 13. Objections to the theory; how refuted. 14. Fertility of onomatopoetic roots. 15. Dignity of onomatopoeia. 16. Supposed illusoriness of the search. 17. Reflex imitative tendency of language .18. The part played by the imagination.19. Metaphor. 20. Metaphor in various languages.21. Other linguistic processes.22, and 23. The nature of words (Analogists and anomalists. Confusions on the subject. Heraclitus. Democritus. arguments on both sides. Universality of analogist views. The Jews analogists. Paronomasia. Mystic import of words and names. Biblical etymologies. Adam. Insulting name changes. Myths about Adam. Import of names among the Greeks, Romans, moderns. Alteration of names. Euphemism-its source. The primitive granite of language. Dangerous hypocorisms of vice. The fatal force of words. Sound and sense. Senses and the understanding. The three factors of a word. Words that express and teach nothing. Which a knowledgeable impossible. Nothing talked about abstract nature. The expression of relations. Instances. Starting point of intelligence. Historical, intellectual and moral importance.) Condition: slight wear and scratching to leather: Presentation inscription by Fauconberge School Beccles: to Frederick William Robinson as a prize for general proficiency in the 2nd form , Midsummer 1867. Extreme upper corner of preliminary pages creased. Overall very clean, firm, and good.
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