Crisis in the Linguistic Society of America
The contested presidential election of 1970
This article discusses and analyses the 1970 election for President of the Linguistic Society of America. In that year, Dwight Bolinger challenged the official candidate Martin Joos and defeated him easily. We see that it was mainly personal and generational factors, rather than intellectual ones, that led to Bolinger’s victory.
Published online: 16 October 2020
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