In the seventeenth century, a series of proposals and schemes for an artificial language intended to replace Latin as the international medium of communication gained currency, supported by many eminent scientists of the day. Dr Slaughter demonstrates that the idea was a rational response to various factors of the age.
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In the seventeenth century, a series of proposals and schemes for an artificial language intended to replace Latin as the international medium of communication gained currency. Fully developed, these schemes consisted of a classification of all known 'things' and a set of self-defining names designed to reflect the divisions of the classification. This attempt to create a specialized and scientific form of language was enthusiastically taken up by a number of eminent scientists of the day, including Bacon, Descartes, Newton and other members of the Royal Society. Dr Slaughter demonstrates that the idea of a universal language was a rational response to the inadequacy of seventeenth-century language, a result of social and cultural changes precipitated by the rise of science, the spread of print and literacy, and the subsequent development of a literate culture. A valuable addition to the study of history and literature, this book also has relevance for contemporary languages with similar problems of development.
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Descripción Cambridge University Press 29/10/1982, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used - Very Good. Light shelfwear to the edges of the jacket. The book is clean and readable throughout. Hardcover. Nº de ref. de la librería 138332-2
Descripción Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1982. Cartonato con sovracoperta. Prima edizione; First published. Numero di tavole: pp.277 altezza 0 larghezza 0 Esemplare in buone condizioni. Book in good conditions, text in english. Nº de ref. de la librería SAGLIN1000239-13883
Descripción University Press, Cambridge, University Press, 1982, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. HARDBACK original cloth with gilt lettering on spine dust-jacket - very fine not price-clipped pages: x 277 some text-figs. 152mm x 228mm (6 x 9") from the library of A. C. Crombie with his signature, very fine. Nº de ref. de la librería 15394
Descripción Cambridge University Press, Cambridge etc., 1982. Black Cloth. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine (-). 1st ed.. x+277; a near pristine copy, jacket spine faded but this barely noticeable as it has faded back from a dark brown to a light brown which matches that used on front cover borders (will add protective sleeve to jacket when ordered). An interesting and wide-ranging study of the linguistic aspects of the Scientific Revolution, especially in England, focussing on projects such as Wilkins' to create a universal language and the relationship of this to educational ideas of e.g. Comenius and Ray's pioneering taxonomical efforts in natural science - in fact everyone from Bacon to Locke and Boyle gets a look-in somewhere. . Note: quoted shipping rates are calculated for 500-700 gram net weight, cost will be modified up or down as appropriate outside this range. Size: 16 Cms x 23.5 Cms. Nº de ref. de la librería 008977