Essays in the History of Linguistics

E.F.K. Koerner † | Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin
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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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Alter, Stephen G.
2010. William Dwight Whitney and the Social Dimension of Lexical Diffusion. Historiographia Linguistica 37:3  pp. 321 ff. DOI logo
Altman, Cristina
2021. Review of Koerner (2020): Last Papers in Linguistic Historiography. Historiographia Linguistica 48:1  pp. 127 ff. DOI logo
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Cram, David
2007. Shelf life and time horizons in the historiography of linguistics. Historiographia Linguistica 34:2-3  pp. 189 ff. DOI logo
Fountain, Catherine
2009. Worthy the Name of a Grammar. Historiographia Linguistica 36:2-3  pp. 281 ff. DOI logo
Goldsmith, John A.
2008. Generative phonology in the late 1940s. Phonology 25:1  pp. 37 ff. DOI logo
Hal, Toon Van
2019. Traditions, innovations, and connections in writing the history of linguistics. Historiographia Linguistica 46:3  pp. 131 ff. DOI logo
Kilarski, Marcin & Rafał Szeptyński
2022. The Place of Jakób Handel (1888–c.1942) in the History of Language Study in Poland. Historiographia Linguistica 49:1  pp. 71 ff. DOI logo
Koerner, E. F. K.
2004. Editorial 2004. Historiographia Linguistica 31:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Mahecha Bermúdez, Miguel Ángel & Rubén David Arboleda Toro
2023. Lingüística antes y ahora. Lenguaje 51:2  pp. 460 ff. DOI logo
Nevin, Bruce E.
2011. Zellig Harris. Historiographia Linguistica 38:3  pp. 355 ff. DOI logo
Pál, Enikő & Francisc Gafton
2016. Considerații asupra teoriei bazei de articulație (I). Diacronia :4 DOI logo
Pál, Enikő & Francisc Gafton
2016. Considerations on the theory of the basis of articulation (I). Diacronia :4 DOI logo
Senis, Angela
2016. Le phonème face à la théorie du langage de J. R. Firth. Modèles linguistiques XXXVIII:74  pp. 109 ff. DOI logo
Subbiondo, Joseph L.
2023.  William Dwight Whitney’s study of language acquisition in The Life and Growth of Language (1875): His entry point to his scientific method and theory of language and mind . Language & History  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Touati, Paul
2010. De la médiation épistolaire dans la construction du savoir scientifique. Revue d'anthropologie des connaissances 4:3 DOI logo
Triviño, Ascensión Hernández
2016. Tradiciones, paradigmas y escuelas. Historiographia Linguistica 43:1-2  pp. 11 ff. DOI logo
Walicek, Don E.
2007. Book Review: The Linguistics of History. By Roy Harris. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004. xi + 244. ISBN: 0-7486-1930-5. Journal of English Linguistics 35:2  pp. 196 ff. DOI logo
Zhou, Feifei
2020. Introduction. In Models of the Human in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theories,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Zhou, Feifei
2020. Creativity, Linguistics, and the Skinner–Chomsky Controversy. In Models of the Human in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theories,  pp. 143 ff. DOI logo
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2015. Bibliography. In A Companion to the History of American Science,  pp. 566 ff. DOI logo
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2020. Chapter 1. The historiography of linguistics past, present, future. In Last Papers in Linguistic Historiography [Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 128],  pp. 4 ff. DOI logo

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CFA: Philosophy of language

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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