Prague School Linguistics
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The “Prague School of Linguistics” is the traditional designation for the Prague center of functional-structural philology, which was institutionalized as the “Prague Linguistic Circle” (Pražský lingvistický kroužek) in 1926. Prague structuralists of the classical period (1926–1948) concentrated mainly on phonology (see, e.g., the works of N. Trubeckoj 1890–1938; R. Jakobson 1896–1982; V. Mathesius 1882–1945; B. Trnka 1895–1984) and theory of written language (J. Vachek 1909–1996), later on functional onomasiology and fu…

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Lukáš ZÁDRAPA, “Prague School Linguistics”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 11 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000338>
First published online: 2015



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