Signs of Light: French and British Theories of Linguistic Communication, 1648-1789

Cornell University Press (2010)
Bestial banter -- Homo risus : making light of animal language -- Warming savage hearts and heating eloquent tongues -- From savage orators to savage languages -- French levity -- English energy.
Keywords Linguistics History  Linguistics History  Linguistics History  Linguistics History  Language and languages History  Language and languages History  Enlightenment  Enlightenment
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Call number P81.F7.L38 2010
ISBN(s) 9780801448478   0801448476
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