First Person Singular II

Autobiographies by North American scholars in the language sciences

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This sequel to First Person Singular (1980) presents autobiographical sketches of 15 eminent scholars in the language sciences. These personal reminiscences on their careers in linguistics reflect developments in the field over the past decades and shed light on the role each of them played and the influences they underwent. This book is a valuable source for scholars of the history of ideas in general and for historiographers of linguistics in particular, while it makes interesting reading for every linguist interested in the history of the discipline. The volume includes photographs of all contributors and is completed by an index of names and an index of subjects and languages.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
vii
From Languages to Philology to Linguistics
Frederick B. Agard
1
First Person, Not Singular
Dwight Bolinger
19
My Linguistic Autobiography
Yuen Ren Chao
47
American Linguistics in Peace and at War
J Milton Cowan
67
A Nova Scotian Becomes a Linguistic Indologist
Murray B. Emeneau
83
My Life through My Work; My Work through My Life
Joshua A. Fishman †
103
Six Decades of a Linguistic Audience
Paul L. Garvin
125
On Being a Linguistic Anthropologist
Joseph H. Greenberg
139
Layers of Linguistics
Robert A. Hall, Jr.
167
A Linguist's Vita as Historiography
Henry Kahane
187
How I Discovered Linguistics
Stanley S. Newman
205
My Linguistic Odyssey
Eugene A. Nida
227
Must Linguists Also Be Philologists?
Herbert Penzl
239
From Philology to Language and Culture
Edgar C. Polomé
255
A Personal Journey through Linguistics
Allan Walker Read
273
Index of Biographical Names
289
Index of Subjects and Languages
299
Location of photographs
Frederick B. Agard (1974)
2
Dwight Bolinger (in front of his house in Palo Alto, Calif., 1989)
20
Yuen Ren Chao (picture taken in Berkeley, Calif., in 1977)
48
J Milton Cowan (1990)
68
Murray B. Emeneau (c.1965)
84
Joshua A. Fishman (c.1975)
104
Paul L. Garvin (photograph taken by Antoinette Mucilli, Buffalo, N.Y., in October 1990)
126
Joseph H. Greenberg (1990)
140
Robert A. Hall, Jr. (1989)
168
Henry Kahane (1989)
188
Stanley S. Newman (c.1980)
206
Eugene A. Nida (c.1975)
228
Herbert Penzl (in his office at the Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1990)
240
Edgar C Polomé (1987)
256
Allen Walker Read (picture taken on 12 November 1987)
274
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  91002197