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The Resource Ancient Greek ideas on speech, language, and civilization, Deborah Levine Gera

Ancient Greek ideas on speech, language, and civilization, Deborah Levine Gera

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Ancient Greek ideas on speech, language, and civilization
Title
Ancient Greek ideas on speech, language, and civilization
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Levine Gera
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The source and nature of earliest speech and civilization are puzzles that have intrigued people for many centuries. This book explores Greek ideas on the beginnings of language, and the links between speech and civilization. It is a study of ancient Greek views on the nature of the world's first society and first language, the source of language, the development of civilization and speech, and the relation between people's level of civilization and the kind of language they use." "Discussions of later Western reflections on the origin and development of language and society, particularly during the Enlightenment, feature in the book, along with brief surveys of recent research on glottogenesis, the acquisition of language, and the beginnings of civilization."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Gera, Deborah Levine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics in literature
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Greek literature
  • Civilization
Label
Ancient Greek ideas on speech, language, and civilization, Deborah Levine Gera
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-226) and indexes
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Polyphemus the Linguist.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Languages in Homer.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Cyclopes' Society.
  • p. 4
  • 3.
  • Language, Diet, and Laws.
  • p. 8
  • 4.
  • Communicating with Animals.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Language in the Golden Age.
  • p. 18
  • 1.
  • Nature of Language in the Golden Age.
  • p. 18
  • 2.
  • Early Languages.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • Hesiod, Homer, and the Golden Age.
  • p. 46
  • 4.
  • Animals in the Golden Age.
  • p. 57
  • 3.
  • Psammetichus' Children.
  • p. 68
  • 1.
  • Experiment and its Background.
  • p. 68
  • 2.
  • First Words and First Gestures.
  • p. 83
  • 3.
  • Later Variations on Psammetichus' Trial.
  • p. 92
  • 4.
  • Ancient Reactions to the Experiment.
  • p. 107
  • 4.
  • Invention of Language.
  • p. 112
  • 1.
  • Gods as Inventors of Language.
  • p. 113
  • 2.
  • Culture Heroes and First Men: Palamedes, Theuth, and Phoroneus.
  • p. 122
  • 3.
  • Great Myth of the Protagoras.
  • p. 127
  • 4.
  • Fire and Language.
  • p. 147
  • 5.
  • Men Invent Language Together.
  • p. 158
  • 5.
  • Between Language and Speech.
  • p. 182
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Language, Speech, and Communication.
  • p. 182
  • 2.
  • Languages of Primitive Peoples.
  • p. 184
  • 3.
  • Gestures and Mute Voices.
  • p. 195
  • 4.
  • Speaking Animals.
  • p. 207
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 213
  • Index Locorum.
  • p. 227
  • General Index.
  • p. 243
Control code
l82004298426
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 252 p.
Isbn
9780199256167
Lccn
2004298426
Label
Ancient Greek ideas on speech, language, and civilization, Deborah Levine Gera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-226) and indexes
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Polyphemus the Linguist.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Languages in Homer.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Cyclopes' Society.
  • p. 4
  • 3.
  • Language, Diet, and Laws.
  • p. 8
  • 4.
  • Communicating with Animals.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Language in the Golden Age.
  • p. 18
  • 1.
  • Nature of Language in the Golden Age.
  • p. 18
  • 2.
  • Early Languages.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • Hesiod, Homer, and the Golden Age.
  • p. 46
  • 4.
  • Animals in the Golden Age.
  • p. 57
  • 3.
  • Psammetichus' Children.
  • p. 68
  • 1.
  • Experiment and its Background.
  • p. 68
  • 2.
  • First Words and First Gestures.
  • p. 83
  • 3.
  • Later Variations on Psammetichus' Trial.
  • p. 92
  • 4.
  • Ancient Reactions to the Experiment.
  • p. 107
  • 4.
  • Invention of Language.
  • p. 112
  • 1.
  • Gods as Inventors of Language.
  • p. 113
  • 2.
  • Culture Heroes and First Men: Palamedes, Theuth, and Phoroneus.
  • p. 122
  • 3.
  • Great Myth of the Protagoras.
  • p. 127
  • 4.
  • Fire and Language.
  • p. 147
  • 5.
  • Men Invent Language Together.
  • p. 158
  • 5.
  • Between Language and Speech.
  • p. 182
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Language, Speech, and Communication.
  • p. 182
  • 2.
  • Languages of Primitive Peoples.
  • p. 184
  • 3.
  • Gestures and Mute Voices.
  • p. 195
  • 4.
  • Speaking Animals.
  • p. 207
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 213
  • Index Locorum.
  • p. 227
  • General Index.
  • p. 243
Control code
l82004298426
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 252 p.
Isbn
9780199256167
Lccn
2004298426

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