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Humboldt, Worldview and Language

James Underhill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates the vigorous and inspiring linguistic philosophy of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Many English-speaking authors speak of a ‘Humboldtian tradition’ and associate Humboldt's name with ... More


Worldview (Weltanschauung or Weltansicht)

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/9780748638420.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This short chapter introduces Wilhelm von Humboldt's concept of worldview. It considers the way the terms Weltbegriff and Weltanschauung were used by Humboldt's predecessor, Kant, and the way those ... More


What Do We See in the Term Worldview?

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/9780748638420.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Various authors contend that the term ‘worldview’ comes to us from Humboldt. Few authors seem to understand, however, the full scope of Humboldt's concept of a language which opens up the world to ... More


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