The article addresses the most general questions of contemporary linguistic historiography, with special interest devoted to pre-19th century development and the historiography of Czech linguistics. Starting with some preliminary comments on the basic terminology, it successively deals with the problems of the incorporation of Czech historiographic work into the European context, recent methodological debates, the relationships of the historiography of linguistics to other scientific disciplines, the motivation and goals of such research and the necessary intellectual equipment for a historiographer. Finally, it discusses the most urgent tasks of Czech linguistic historiography.
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