Further Major Antedating of "Linguistic"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 2 11:11:21 UTC 2008

linguistic (OED 1856)

1825 _Asiatic Journal_ 1 Dec. 648 (19th Century UK Periodicals)  THE science of the general comparison of languages, now developing itself under the name of _linguistic_, has, within a short period, made a very remarkable progress. ... Since these scattered materials have been collected, in a manner more or less perfect, by the diligence of a Pallas, a Hervas, an Adelung, a Vater, and a Klaproth, we may hope to see the linguistic science extend itself more and more, and acquire a regularity in its form and principles. ... The present comparative essay pretends to contribute no addition to our actual knowledge in the linguistic department.

linguistic science (OED 1922)

1825  [see above]

Fred Shapiro

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