Università degli Studi di Genova
The first issue of WORD was launched in 1945, announced on its front cover as “the journal of the Linguistic Circle of New York, devoted to the study of linguistic science in all its aspects.” At the time, the only other general linguistics journal published in the United States was Language, the organ of the Linguistic Society of America, which – at least according to the received view – was firmly in the hands of mechanist post-Bloomfieldians. Indeed, under Bernard Bloch’s (1907–1965) editorship, most contributions accepted in Language were either papers on historical linguistics or strictly formal descriptions of linguistic phenomena. As scholars of the mechanist orientation were increasingly perceived as becoming elitist and the field seemed to be narrowing, a sense of discontent began to spread among fellow linguists who did not recognize themselves in that approach (Householder 1978). Read more ›
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Lorenzo Cigana (University of Copenhagen)
Henrik Jørgensen (University of Aarhus)
In 1936, Roman Jakobson qualified the “quest for general meanings” as a specific trend in structural linguistics aiming to motivate each morphological category (such as gender, number or case) by associating it to an abstract content or to a possibly closed inventory of semantic traits. According to him, such trend was of paramount importance in the establishment of a general grammar, and characterized it as follows: Read more ›
From ICHoLS XV website :
Proposals for the following open workshops must be sent to the address of the workshop organiser. They must be submitted no later than December 1 2019.
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Jean-Marie Fournier, Christian Puech, Valérie Raby (Université Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3 / Histoire des théories linguistiques)
The Fifteenth International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences, ICHoLS XV, will be held from 24–28 August 2020 in Milan. An open workshop on ‘Horizons of projection’ will be included in the programme. For this workshop, we invite abstracts for 20-minute papers (400 words max.) before 1 December 2019.
The workshop aims at exploring the “horizons of projection” of linguistics and the forms they may take depending on the historical and cultural context. A “Horizon of projection” can be defined as the anticipation of the evolution of a field of knowledge, a discipline, a theory or a school of thought. In other words the workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on the history of the ways that, as Michelet put it, “each era dreams the next”.
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24–28 August 2020, Milan
Floris Solleveld (KU Leuven)
Rebeca Fernández Rodríguez (University of Amsterdam)
Anna Pytlowany (independent)
The Fifteenth International Conference On The History of The Language Sciences, ICHoLS XV, will be held from 24–28 August 2020 in Milan. Our open workshop on ‘Language as a Specimen’ will be part of the programme. For this workshop, we invite abstracts for 20-minute papers (400 words max.) before 1 December 2019. Read more ›