This monograph attempts to consider some, from our point of view useful and important issues of the History of Linguistics based on a narrative approach to its analysis and description. Among those issues, there are Wilhelm von Humboldt’s scientific heritage, its importance for the German language philosophy in the 18th – 20th centuries, the problem of the interrelation between a language community and a picture of the world that was initiated by Humboldt, Language and Race, perception of Humboldt's personality and ideas in the National Socialist Germany and the fate of those concepts that in varying degrees referred to his ideas as their forerunners (the «Words and Things» movement, Karl Vossler's Aesthetic Idealism) and tried to survive under the pressure of the National Socialist tyranny. A special chapter is devoted to language identities in the "Third Reich".
Oleg A. Radchenko
Oleg Radchenko, a Russian and Canadian linguist, born in 1962 in Ternopol, USSR. Published over 80 scientific articles on different problems of the German Language, Language Philosophy, History of Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Discourse Analysis, Gender Poetics. Holds a Doctorate in Germanic Languages and Language Theory since 1998.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Neo-Humboldtianism, W. von Humboldt, National Socialist linguistics, Language and Race, Cultural Identity, language community, mother tongue
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy