Beata SHEYHATOVITCH & Almog KASHER. 2020. From Sībawayhi to ʾAḥmad Ḥasan al-Zayyāt: New Angles on the Arabic Linguistic Tradition. Leiden:Brill. Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics, Volume, 101. ISBN : 978-90-04-42321-3 Publisher’s website
From Sībawayhi to ʾAḥmad Ḥasan al-Zayyāt: New Angles on the Arabic Linguistic Tradition, a volume edited by Beata Sheyhatovitch and Almog Kasher, brings together nine articles written by leading scholars of the Arabic linguistic tradition. These articles trace the development of the tradition, from Sībawayhi to modern Arabic language academies. The authors shed light on lesser-known aspects of this tradition, such as little-investigated grammatical structures, and problematic spots of the ʿamal theory and the grammatical terminology. They explore the discipline’s relations with stylistics and logic, the Arab grammarians’ influence on Jewish Bible exegesis, and modern applications of medieval Arabic grammatical theory. This volume showcases the richness of the medieval Arabic linguistic literature and the diversity of ideas found within it.
Articles Entre influence et coïncidence: La réminiscence du grec dans l’arabe . Contribution à l’histoire de la grammaire arabe
Manuel Sartori Making a genealogy of “American linguistics” with John Eliot’s Indian Grammar Begun (1666)
Mark Amsler The first biolinguist? A forgotten (and forgettable) episode in thought about the evolution of human language
Stephen R. Anderson Martin Joos’s Readings in Linguistics: A publication history
Frederick J. Newmeyer
Review article Traditions, innovations, and connections in writing the history of linguistics
Toon Van Hal
Book reviews P. H. Matthews. What Graeco-Roman Grammar Was About
Reviewed by Daniel J. Taylor Claude Favre de Vaugelas. Remarques sur la langue françoise
Reviewed by Douglas A. Kibbee Bernd Marizzi, Maria Teresa Cortez & María Teresa Fuentes Morán. Deutschlernen in Spanien und Portugal: Eine teilkommentierte Bibliographie von 1502 bis 1975
Rezensiert von Rolf Kemmler Valentina Bisconti. Le Sens en partage. Dictionnaires et théories du sens XIXe–XXe siècles
Compte rendu par Marina De Palo András Kertész. The Historiography of Generative Linguistics.
Reviewed by Frederick J. Newmeyer James McElvenny. Form and formalism in linguistics.
Reviewed by Christopher Hutton
Miscellaneous Koerner’s Korner 2019
Feifei Zhou. 2020. Models of the Human in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theories. System, Order, Creativity.Singapore: Springer. 233 p. ISBN: 978-981-15-1254-4 Publisher’s website
This book provides a refreshingly new perspective for investigating linguistic texts, which foregrounds models of the human. It presents a close reading of major linguistic theories in the twentieth century with a focus on three main themes: linguistic system and the individual speaker; social order; and linguistic creativity. The examination of these three fundamental themes concerning language and human nature, on the one hand, provides a fine-textured exposition on the implicit and explicit models of human nature endorsed by major theorists; on the other, it reveals the methodological dilemmas faced by linguistics. In light of the fact that the importance of considering posthumanist ideas is increasingly being underscored today, both within and outside linguistics, this focus on the human makes the book highly topical.