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Creativity, Culture and Character

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter stresses the importance of Humboldt's relationship with Goethe and Schiller. Those great poets and playwrights inspired Humboldt and kept his mind focused upon the fundamental ... More


Catching the Character

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter develops the idea that discerning and defining the character of the language is the ultimate goal of Humboldt's research. All comparative studies had to be based upon comparing their ... More


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