Linguistic Historiography

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The present volume brings together the author's most recent thinking on the tasks and methods of linguistic historiography and his critical assessment of the legacy of a number of major 20th-century scholars. Some of the chapters are revisions of previously published articles, which together with new materials have been welded into a coherent volume.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: On the uses of the history of linguistics
Part I. Topics in the Historiography of Linguistics
Ch. 1 The History of Linguistics: Attainments and remaining challenges
Ch. 2 Linguistics and Ideology: A neglected aspect of 19th and 20th century historiography
Ch. 3 Immediate and not so Immediate Sources of the 'Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis': Methodological considerations
Ch. 4 The Concept of 'Revolution' in Linguistics: Historical, methodological, and philosophical issues
Ch. 5 The Idea of Reconstruction in Comparative Linguistics: History and some modern debates
Part II. Historical Perspectives on Individual Scholars
Ch. 6 Otto Jespersen as a Reader of the 'Cours de linguistique générale'
Ch. 7 On the Sources of Roman Jakobson's Linguistic Inspiration
Ch. 8 J. R. Firth's Musings on Saussurean Tenets
Ch. 9 Einar Haugen as a Historian of Linguistics
Ch. 10 The Authors of the Idea of Language as a System où tout se tient
“[...] written by a scholar who has been a major force in organizing, promoting and practising the historiography of linguistics during the past thirty years.”
“[...] full of insightful observations, thought-provoking ideas, and examples of how to do linguistic historiography [...].”
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2020.  In Last Papers in Linguistic Historiography [Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 128],  pp. 4 ff. Crossref logo
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2020.  In Last Papers in Linguistic Historiography [Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 128],  pp. 38 ff. Crossref logo
Altman, Cristina
2021. Review of Koerner (2020): Last Papers in Linguistic Historiography. Historiographia Linguistica 48:1  pp. 127 ff. Crossref logo
Bologna, Maria Patrizia
2011.  Due secoli di pensiero linguistico: Dai primi dell’Ottocento a oggi. By Giorgio Graffi. Historiographia Linguistica 38:3  pp. 428 ff. Crossref logo
Hurford, R.
2001. Random Boolean nets and features of language. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation 5:2  pp. 111 ff. Crossref logo
Koerner, E.F.K.
2001. In Memoriam: William G. Cowan (1929–2001). Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique 46:3-4  pp. 291 ff. Crossref logo
Koerner, E. F. K.
2004. Editorial 2004. Historiographia Linguistica 31:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Plug, Leendert
2008. J. R. Firth: a new biography. Transactions of the Philological Society 106:3  pp. 337 ff. Crossref logo
Rebori, Victoria
2002. The legacy of J. R. Firth. Historiographia Linguistica 29:1-2  pp. 165 ff. Crossref logo
van Pottelberge, Jeroen
2003. Die ursprünglichen fragestellungen hinter August schleichers Stammbaum-Theorie und Johannes Schmidts Wellen-Metapher. Historiographia Linguistica 30:3  pp. 301 ff. Crossref logo
Zwartjes, Otto
2012. The Historiography of Missionary Linguistics. Historiographia Linguistica 39:2-3  pp. 185 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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