Essays in the History of Linguistics

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The present volume follows the author's tradition of bringing together at certain intervals selections of articles which more often than not had previously been published in not easily accessible places, or which had not been published before. These papers do not typically represent mere reprints but in most instances thoroughly revised versions.

This volume contains twelve articles organized under three headings, "Programmatic Papers in the History of Linguistics", "Studies in Linguistic Historiography", and "Sketches historiographical and (auto)biographical", plus as an appendix a complete list of Zellig Harris' writings as an illustration of Koerner's penchant for and belief in the importance of good bibliographies as a basis for historical research. While the first two sections, which take up the bulk of the volume, either show the author as an historian engagé or demonstrate his work as a historiographer of 19th and 20th century linguistics, the third section is much shorter and less heavy going. Indexes of Biographical Names and of Subjects, Terms & Languages round out the volume, which also contains a number of portraits of linguists and other illustrations.

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Table of Contents
Preface & Acknowledgments
I. Programmatic Papers in the History of Linguistics
1. On the Place of Linguistic Historiography within the Sciences of Language, again
2. Ideology, Politics, and Social-Science Scholarship: On the responsibility of intellectuals
3. Myths in the History of Linguistics: The case of the goals of Georg Wenker’s dialectology
4. On ‘Influence’ in Linguistic Historiography: Morphophonemics in American structuralism
II. Studies in Linguistic Historiography
5. Missionary Linguistics in the America: The ‘heroic period’
6. The Place of Geology in W.D. Whitney’s Linguistic Argument
7. Toward a Historiography of Polish Linguistics
8. Three Saussures ― one ‘structuralist’ avant la lettre
III. Sketches historiographical and (auto)biographical
9. R.H. Robins, J.R. Firth, and Linguistic Historiography
10. My Edinburgh Connections, 1964–present
11. Remarks on the Pre-History of the Henry Sweet Society
12. Notes on the Early History of the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences
IV. Addendum
Zellig S. Harris: A complete bibliography of his writings, 1932–2002
Index of Biographical Names
Index of Subjects, Terms & Languages
“It is highly informative, and most historians of linguistics should find its contents of interest.”
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BIC Subject: CFA – Philosophy of language
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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