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Toward a history of American linguistics

Author: E F K Koerner
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Routledge studies in the history of linguistics, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When the Linguistic Society of America was founded in 1924, linguistics became professionalized and was no longer the domain of philologists or amateur students of language. From an initial consideration of seventeenth-century missionary studies of indigenous languages, Toward a History of American Linguistics goes on to focus mainly on the ideas of scholars who dominated linguistic thinking in the post-1924  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Labov; Leonard Bloomfield; Noam Chomsky
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E F K Koerner
ISBN: 0415300606 9780415300605
OCLC Number: 50271371
Description: x, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Historiography of American Linguistics --
2. Toward a History of Americanist Linguistics --
3. On the Sources of the S̀apir-Whorf Hypothesis' --
4. Leonard Bloomfield and the Cours de linguistique generale --
5. American Structuralist Linguistics and the P̀roblem of Meaning' --
6. On the Rise and Fall of Generative Semantics --
7. Noam Chomsky's Readings of Saussure after 1961 --
8. The C̀homskyan Revolution' and its Historiography --
9. On the Origins of Morphophonemics in American Linguistics --
10. William Labov and the Origins of Sociolinguistics in America --
In Lieu of a Conclusion: On the importance of the history of linguistics.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the history of linguistics, 5.
Responsibility: E.F.K. Koerner.
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A comprehensive account of essential periods and areas of research in the history of American Linguistics which addresses contemporary debates and issues within linguistics.  Read more...

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"Koerner's various essays assemble a considerable record of historiographic scholarship on American linguistics by American linguists.."-Regna Darnel, Journal of the History of Behavioral sciences, Read more...

 
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