Chapter published in:History of Linguistics 2017: Selected papers from the 14th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences, (ICHoLS 14), Paris, 28 August – 1 September
Edited by Émilie Aussant and Jean-Michel Fortis
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 127] 2020
► pp. 189–204
The history of language learning and teaching (HoLLT) in the history of linguistics
Fifty years after two of the first overviews of the history of language teaching (Titone 1968, Kelly 1969), this paper highlights the value of the history of language learning and teaching (HoLLT) to the history of linguistics, from three perspectives: (1) theoretical and descriptive insights; (2) insights into practice (e.g. changing conceptions and articulations of what it means to learn a language, reflecting changing language ideologies); and (3) making space in the history of linguistics for “history from below” – in particular as learning and teaching of languages, offered a space for females’ participation in and visibility in linguistic matters.
Keywords: HoLLT (History of Language Learning and Teaching), forms of address, German language history, historical pragmatics, grammars for non-native speakers, history of linguistics from below, women in the history of linguistics
Published online: 20 May 2020