WorldCat Identities

Whitney, William Dwight 1827-1894

Overview
Works: 349 works in 1,934 publications in 5 languages and 13,044 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Atlases  History  Sacred books  Records and correspondence  Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Arranger, Contributor, Dedicatee, Other, Composer
Classifications: PE1625, 423
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about William Dwight Whitney
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by William Dwight Whitney
A Sanskrit grammar : including both the classical language, and the older dialects, of Veda and Brahmana by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

210 editions published between 1879 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Latin is key to the study of Western classics, so Sanskrit is the language of ancient Indian literature. This guide begins with an introduction to the Sanskrit alphabet, followed by a treatment of the accent -- its changes in combination, inflection, and tone. Succeeding chapters discuss declension, conjugation, parts of speech, more
The life and growth of language: an outline of linguistic science by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

135 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dwight Whitney (1827-94) was the foremost American philologist and Sanskrit scholar of the nineteenth century. After studying in Germany, then at the forefront of linguistic scholarship, he assumed the chair of Sanskrit at Yale in 1854, with comparative philology added to his professorship in 1869. As well as teaching modern languages, Whitney published over 300 scholarly papers and books, acted as chief editor of the ten-volume Century Dictionary, and co-founded the American Philological Association. In this important 1875 work, the influence of evolutionary theory on other branches of nineteenth-century scholarship, not merely biology, is clear in the discussion of the development of language. Whitney's survey is wide-ranging, beginning with an examination of language acquisition and how language shapes or limits our thought processes. Stressing the scientific basis of historical linguistics, he further looks at how different languages have changed over time, in terms of grammatical form, pronunciation and meaning
Language and the study of language; twelve lectures on the principles of linguistic science by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

139 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in English and German and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Dwight Whitney (1827-94) was the foremost American philologist and Sanskrit scholar of the nineteenth century. After studying in Germany, then at the forefront of linguistic scholarship, he assumed the chair of Sanskrit at Yale in 1854, with comparative philology added to his professorship in 1869. As well as teaching modern languages, Whitney published over 300 scholarly papers and books, acted as chief editor of the ten-volume Century Dictionary, and co-founded the American Philological Association. This 1867 work is an expanded version of lectures he had given at the Smithsonian Institution and in Boston, rewritten for a wider audience and emphasising the importance of recent German philological scholarship. The first five lectures concentrate mostly on the English language and the study of languages in general, including discussion of regional dialects and American English. The lectures then go on to look at the Indo-European language family as well as methods of linguistic research
The roots, verb-forms, and primary derivatives of the Sanskrit language. A supplement to his Sanskrit grammar by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

108 editions published between 1855 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitney on language; selected writings of William Dwight Whitney by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

20 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Century dictionary and cyclopedia, with a new atlas of the world; a work of general reference in all departments of knowledge by Benjamin E Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1899 and 1914 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental and linguistic studies by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

17 editions published between 1872 and 1987 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials of English grammar : for the use of schools by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

40 editions published between 1847 and 2016 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendious German and English dictionary, with notation of correspondences and brief etymologies by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

23 editions published between 1877 and 1915 in English and Multiple languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendious German grammar by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

40 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atharva veda sanhita by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

61 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the geology of the Lake Superior land district: by J. W Foster( Book )

3 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atharva-veda Saṁhitā by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

21 editions published between 1905 and 1993 in English and Multiple languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atharva-Veda-Samhita( Book )

10 editions published in 1905 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indische Grammatik, Umfassend die klassische Sprache und die älteren Dialekte by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

26 editions published between 1879 and 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental and linguistic studies; The Veda; The Avesta; The science of language by William Dwight Whitney( Book )

10 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is at the suggestion and by the advice of friends in whose judgment I have more confidence than in my own, that I put forth this volume of collected essays. The subjects of which they treat are now engaging not a little attention from scholars and from men of reading, and, although much written upon, are yet very far from being exhausted. The paper on the Vedas was, so far as I know, the very first in which the main results of modern study respecting the most ancient period in Indian history were made accessible in English. When it was prepared, I had been attending during two seasons upon the lectures and, other instructions of Professor Roth, of Tubingen, and, to an extent so considerable that it calls for special acknowledgment here, the exhibition of the subject was a digest of his teachings. It, as well as the essays that follow it, is left in the main as it was originally drawn up; although there are, naturally enough, passages to which, if the essays were to be produced anew, I should give a somewhat different coloring. The Avestan article has been rewritten, especially in its bibliographical portion, so as to be brought down to the present time as regards the notices of European scholars and their works. The essays bearing upon the science of language will be found, I trust, not less called for than the rest by the circumstances of the time. Notwithstanding all that has been doing of late for the furtherance of this science, even its fundamental principles are still subjects of the widest difference of opinion, and of lively controversy. In Germany itself, where the methods of comparative philology have received an elaboration and a definite and fruitful application elsewhere unequaled and unapproached, linguistic science remains far behind; opinions are still in a state almost to be termed chaotic, and one comparative philologist of rank and fame after another comes forward with doctrines that are paradoxical or wholly indefensible. The main truths--that, on the one hand, the capacity of speech is an endowment of human nature, not, however, the only characteristic one, nor a simple one, but the sum and combined effect of qualities which have other and hardly less characteristic modes of exhibition; that every language, on the other hand, is a concrete result of the working out of that capacity, an institution of gradual historic growth, a part of the culture of the race to which it belongs, and handed down by tradition, from teacher to learner, like every other part of culture; and hence, that the study of language is a historical science, to be pursued by historical methods--these truths I have attempted to inculcate, persuaded that there is no other sound and defensible basis for linguistic science"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Change in language : Whitney, Bréal, and Wegener by Brigitte Nerlich( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is to provide a fresh view of the history of nineteenth-century language study by focusing on the writings of three linguists (Whitney, Breal and Wegener) in three countries (the United States, France and Germany). The standard histories of linguistics portray the period between the 1840s and the 1890s as comprising a steady increase in philological knowledge, the discovery of sound laws and the astute study of minute philological curiosities. The three writers discussed here illustrate another trend in the evolution of the science of language. They are witnesses to an increasing interest on questions of 'general' linguistics, semantics and the study of human communication - new points of view from which they study the origin of language, language change and linguistic creativity. The life and work of these three outstanding scholars, their relationships with their friends and enemies and their efforts to free linguistics from the unreflecting use of biological metaphors, give a new insight into the evolution of language study in an interdisciplinary and international context
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.59 (from 0.41 for Oriental a ... to 0.99 for William Dw ...)

A Sanskrit grammar : including both the classical language, and the older dialects, of Veda and Brahmana
Alternative Names
Dwight-Whitney, William 1827-1894

Whitney 1827-1894

Whitney, Guglielmo Dwight

Whitney, W. D.

Whitney, W.D. 1827-1894

Whitney, W. D. (William Dwight), 1827-1894

Whitney, William 1827-1894

Whitney, William D.

Whitney, William D. 1827-1894

Whitney, William [Dwight], 1827-1894

William D. Whitney

William Dwight Whitney Amerikaans lexicograaf (1827-1894)

William Dwight Whitney US-amerikanischer Orientalist

Вилијам Двајт Витни

Уитни, Уильям Дуайт

ויליאם דווייט ויטני

ویلیام دوایت ویتنی

ウィリアム・ドワイト・ホイットニー

ホイトニー

維得涅

Languages
Covers
The life and growth of language: an outline of linguistic scienceLanguage and the study of language; twelve lectures on the principles of linguistic scienceEssentials of English grammar : for the use of schoolsChange in language : Whitney, Bréal, and Wegener