Analogy and the Scope of Its Application in Language

Analogy and the Scope of Its Application in Language

BENJAMIN IDE WHEELER
Volume: 2
Copyright Date: 1887
Published by: Cornell University Press
Pages: 50
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    Analogy and the Scope of Its Application in Language
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    The purpose of this monograph is to suggest a coherent classification of the generally recognized products of the action of analogy in language. "The only satisfactory basis for classification, the author writes, "will be that which arranges the resultant forms according to the psychological activities which produced them. These activities sum themselves up in the mind's effort to introduce into its material for expression a connected order which shall reflect a corresponding order among the objects of thought to be expressed."

    eISBN: 978-0-8014-6644-1
    Subjects: Linguistics

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. None)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. 1-2)
  3. ANALOGY, AND THE SCOPE OF ITS APPLICATION IN LANGUAGE.
    (pp. 3-43)

    It is the purpose of the following paper to attempt a coherent classification of the generally recognized products of the action of analogy in language. The material to be employed in illustrating the classifications is rarely new. The discussions of Paul, Osthoff, and Henry present no basis of classification that can be made exhaustive, and hence afford no means of ascertaining what are the limitations of the action of this important factor in linguistic development. Furthermore, the various classifications suggested — most notable of which is Paul’s division into “stoffliche” and “formale” — describe only the results of the action of analogy,...

  4. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    (pp. 44-50)