What is History of Linguistics?

Linguistics of the past is very different from modern linguistics. Modern linguistics, as you can see elsewhere on this website, encompasses:
  • Phonetics
  • Morphology
  • Semantics
  • Phonology
  • Syntax
  • Pragmatics
History of Linguistics looks at grammars, dictionaries, language reform, language revolution, the nature of language and language teaching.
The History of Linguistics is sometimes referred to as:
  • The History of Linguistic Thought
  • The History of the Language Sciences
  • The History of Thinking about Language