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Murray, Stephen O. 1994. Theory groups and the study of language in North America : A social history. (Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 69). John Benjamins. XIX+594 pp.
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In this update of the analysis of North American linguistic anthropology and related domains from 1974 up to the 1990s, M. uses the scientific specialty as his unit of analysis for a functionalist sociology of science, focusing on scientists' actual behavior. In the light of the conflict model of scientific revolutions, the social and intellectual properties of a wide range of theory groups are discussed. It is demonstrated that the status of language study declined within anthropology during the 1980s.

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