During the Second World War, the United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) provided language teaching manuals and dictionaries for military and civilian use. From 1 July 1943 through 30 June 1945, this work was concentrated at an office which was located at 165 Broadway, New York City, and which was headed by a group of young, vigorous, and well trained linguists. The author provides a list of the personnel of this group and describes their activities and their relations with other developments in linguistics at that time and thereafter. Emphasis is placed on the crucial rôle of the ‘165 Broadway’ group in the application of structural linguistic analysis to the teaching of foreign languages in the United States in following decades.
1939 “Menomini Morphophonemics”. Etudes phonologiques dédiées à la mémoire de S. N. Troubetzkoy (= Travaux du Cercle Linguistique de Prague, 8), 105–115. (Repr. in Hockett 1970:351–362.)
1944Colloquial Dutch. New York: Henry Holt & Co., ix1, 284 pp. (Also published as War Department Education Manual EM550, Washington, D.C.)
1944Review of Edgar H. Sturtevant, The Indo-Hittite Laryngeals (Baltimore, Md.: Linguistic Society of America 1942) Classical Philology 391.51–57.
1945 “Hieroglyphic Hittite, ‘Indo-Hittite’ and Comparative Method”. Journal of the American Oriental Society 651.261–264.
1946 “Semantics”. Encyclopaedia of Psychology, 838–840. New York: Philosophical Library.
Cowan, J Milton
1975 “Peace and War”. LSA Bulletin 641.8–34. (Rev. version in First Person Singular II: Autobiographies by North American scholars in the language sciences ed. by Konrad Koerner, 67–82. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins 1991.)
1987 “My Personal Journey through Linguistics”. Fourteenth LACUS Forum ed. by Sheila Embleton, 5–14. Lake Bluff, 111.: Linguistic Association of the United States and Canada. (Republished, with minor revisions and a portrait, in First Person Singular II: Autobiographies by North American scholars in the language sciences ed. by Konrad Koerner, 273–288. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins 1991.)
Sebeok, Thomas A.
1977 “Roman Jakobson’s Teaching in America”. Roman Jakobson: Echoes of his scholarship, 411–420. Lisse: Peter de Ridder.
1943 “Why Does Language Change?” Modern Language Quarterly 41.413–431.
Trager, George L[eonard]
1943Introduction to Russian. New Haven: Yale Univ. [Preliminary version, not published.]
2015. Convergences, transferts et intégrations entre sciences du langage, sciences et ingénierie en temps de guerre et de guerre froide (1941-1966). Revue d'histoire des sciences humaines :26 ► pp. 315 ff.
2021. The War Effort, the Technologisation of Linguistics and the Emergence of Applied Linguistics. In Automating Linguistics [History of Computing, ], ► pp. 21 ff.
2010. ‘This war for men’s minds’: the birth of a human science in Cold War America. History of the Human Sciences 23:5 ► pp. 131 ff.
2011. A forgotten social science? Creating a place for linguistics in the historical dialogue. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 47:2 ► pp. 147 ff.
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