Recent publications in the history and philosophy of the language sciences – June 2021

Velmezova, Ekaterina, ed. 2020. La Discussion Linguistique de 1950: 70 Ans Après [Epistemologica et Historiographica Linguistica Lausannensia 2]. Faculté des lettres, UNIL & Индрик. Lausanne & Moscou. 194 p. ISBN : 978-5-91674-626-6
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The authors of the volume – researchers from Switzerland, Russia, Georgia, France, Estonia and Finland – share their thoughts on an event that occurred seventy years ago: the famous linguistic discussion that took place in the Soviet Union in 1950 and which radically changed the Soviet humanities. Articles published in Russian, French and English discuss the general context of the Soviet era that made the discussion possible, the Soviet languages and “national linguistic traditions” that were in one way or another influenced by or referred to in the discussion and the reception of the discussion in the West.


Christopher Joby. 2021. The Dutch Language in Japan (1600-1900). A Cultural and Sociolinguistic Study of Dutch as a Contact Language in Tokugawa and Meiji Japan. Leiden : Brill (Brill’s Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture, 24). 494 p. ISBN : 978-90-04-43644-2
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In The Dutch Language in Japan (1600-1900) Christopher Joby offers the first book-length account of the knowledge and use of the Dutch language in Tokugawa and Meiji Japan. For most of this period, the Dutch were the only Europeans permitted to trade with Japan. Using the analytical tool of language process, this book explores the nature and consequences of contact between Dutch and Japanese and other language varieties. The processes analysed include language learning, contact and competition, code switching, translation, lexical, syntactic and graphic interference, and language shift. The picture that emerges is that the multifarious uses of Dutch, especially the translation of Dutch books, would have a profound effect on the language, society, culture and intellectual life of Japan.


Alain Rouveret. 2021. Dans le labyrinthe du langage. Langage et philosophie dans les grammaires de Chomsky. Paris : Champion. 274 p. (Bibliothèque de grammaire et de linguistique, 64). ISBN : 9782745355454
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La pensée de Noam Chomsky sur le langage ne se réduit pas aux innovations théoriques qui ont fait la réputation de leur auteur. Sa singularité dans le champ du savoir doit aussi être cherchée dans un programme scientifique qui s’est développé au cours des années dans une absolue cohérence et dans la relative stabilité des options philosophiques qui constituent le fondement épistémologique de la Grammaire Générative.
C’est précisément à ces dernières que s’intéresse ce livre. Chomsky aborde des questions qui relèvent de la philosophie des sciences et de celle de l’esprit. Les solutions qu’il propose dérivent de la conception qu’il se fait de l’objet d’étude, la grammaire plutôt que le langage, qui, s’il doit être abordé en utilisant les méthodes en usage dans les sciences de la nature, impose aussi la définition d’une épistémologie spécifique.
Le linguiste doit en effet procéder de façon indirecte pour atteindre une réalité qui est essentiellement de nature biologique. On montre comment, dans le projet chomskyen, se trouvent conciliés innéisme cartésien et substrat neuronal, cerveau physique et esprit abstrait.


2021. Confluência. Número especial. Rio de Janeiro : Revista do Instituto de Língua Portuguesa. ISSN: 2317-4153
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Sumário

Apresentação
Francisco Gomes da Costa

Artigos

Uma questão de gramática francesa
Evanildo Bechara

Por que Coseriu?
Carlos Eduardo Falcão Uchôa

Le Calibrage de Langues: la “Matière technique” de l’historiographie de la linguistique
Pierre Swiggers


Gramática e texto. Texto e gramática. A funcionalidade em questão
Maria Helena de Moura Neves

Las paremias en el Tesoro de Covarrubias (1611)
Maria do Carmo Henríquez Salido

Marcadores de evidencialidade no português do Brasil
Gerda Haßler

El lenguaje en acción: apuntes sobre el dicionário escolar de Juan Benejam (1846-1922)
Miguel Ángel Esparza Torres, Nerea Fernández de Gobeo Díaz de Durana

210 anos de educação jesuítica: o ensino de línguas na babel brasílica
Leonor Lopes Fávero, Thiago Zilio Passerini

A ciência, a história da ciência e o seu ensino
Cristina Altman

As línguas Tupi-Guarani bolivianas e o conjunto Kawahiwa: novas hipóteses sobre as origens
Wolf Dietrich

Classes de palavras: um percurso crítico com vista a uma meta didática
José Carlos de Azeredo

Estruturas árabes no léxico ibero-românico
Volker Noll

A “Gramática Popular” no contexto da gramática portuguesa do século XIX
Maria Filomena Gonçalves

Método de ensino de gramática em Portugal nos séculos XVII e XVIII: de Roboredo a Verney
Marli Quadros Leite

A gramática de Álvares (1594): a edição de Amakusa
Carlos Assunção, Masayuki Toyoshima

A primeira gramática do (Kahenda-Mbaka) Kimbundu (Lisboa 1697) de Pedro Dias, S.J. (1621/1622-1700) e a ars minor (Lisboa 1573) de Manuel Álvares, S.J. (1526–1583)
Gonçalo Fernandes

Bento Pereira e a gramática portuguesa da Companhia de Jesus
Rolf Kemmler

Os falares dos Açores e o Atlas Linguístico-Etnográfico das Ilhas
Claudio Cezar Henriques

Evanildo Bechara: o percurso dos estudos gramaticais e suas perspectivas
Nancy dos Santos Casagrande, Neusa Maria Oliveira Barbosa Bastos

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