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    John E. Joseph. Language, Mind, and Body: A Conceptual History. X + 282 Pp., Figs., Illus., Notes, Bibl., Index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. £85 . ISBN 9781107149557. [REVIEW]Matthew Lauzon - 2019 - Isis 110 (3):572-574.
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    Signs of Light: French and British Theories of Linguistic Communication, 1648-1789.Matthew Lauzon - 2010 - Cornell University Press.
    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.
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    Welsh Indians and Savage Scots: History, Antiquarianism, and Indian Languages in 18th-Century Britain.Matthew Lauzon - 2008 - History of European Ideas 34 (3):250-269.
    This paper compares late eighteenth-century claims for the authenticity of Macpherson's Ossian and for the existence of Welsh Indians. It shows that although both claims were supported in part by appeals to similarities between Celtic and American Indian languages, the appeals in each case were very different. On the one hand, the Edinburgh literati who supported Ossian's authenticity focused on expressive structures shared by all primitive societies. On the other hand, radically Protestant antiquarians and philologists focused on lexical similarities that (...)
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