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E. F. K. Koerner (1939–2022)

With the recent passing of Konrad Koerner on 6 January 2022, we offer here as a tribute to his life and work some excerpts from a previously unreleased biographical interview, recorded on 2 January 2019 at his apartment in Prenzlauer

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

Klaas Willems & Cristinel Munteanu, ed. 2021. Eugenio Coseriu. Past, Present and Future. Berlin : De Gruyter. 404 p. SBN: 9783110712339 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110712391 Publisher’s website The volume is published on the occasion of the birth centennial of Eugenio

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Hiphilangsci update summer 2021

Dear colleagues, With the northern summer now in full swing, let us aid in your aestivation with some recent delights from hiphilangsci.net. In the past year we have not only continued our tradition of scholarly blog posts, but also – like

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

Maupas, Charles. 2021. Grammaire et syntaxe françoise. Édition de Nathalie Fournier. Paris : Classiques Garnier. (Descriptions et théories de la langue française, 4, in Grammaires françaises des xviie et xviiie siècles, 2). 637 p. ISBN : 978-2-406-10455-1Publisher’s website La Grammaire

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

Marco Tamburelli & Mauro Tosco, ed. 2021. Contested Languages. The hidden multilingualism of Europe. Amsterdam : John Benjamins. Studies in World Language Problems, 8. 271 p. ISBN : 9789027208040Publishers’ website This is the first volume entirely dedicated to contested languages. While generally listed

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

Émilie AUSSANT et Jean-Michel FORTIS, ed. 2021. Historical journey in a linguistic archipelago: Descriptive concepts and case studies. Berlin : Language Science Press. (History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences, 3). 212 p. ISBN : 978-3-96110-292-1Publisher’s website This volume offers

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of the language sciences – December 2020

Ferdinand de SAUSSURE. 2020. Recueil des publications scientifiques de Ferdinand de Saussure. Edité par Ch. Bally et L. Gautier, révision d’A. Meillet. Reprise fac-similé de l’édition de 1921. Limoges : Lambert-Lucas. 656 p. ISBN : 978-2-35935-331-0Publisher’s website Voici tous les

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of the language sciences – November 2020

Historiographia Linguistica 47-1. 2020. Amsterdam : Benjamins. 195 p. ISSN 0302-5160Publisher’s webpage Table of contents Articles:Manuel Sartori – Une cause et ses raisons d’être Solution latine à un problème de terminologie arabe. Marco Spreafico – Diglossia and language ideology Petrarch on linguistic variation and differentiation.

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of the language sciences – October 2020

Raf van Rooy. 2020. Language or Dialect? The History of a Conceptual Pair. Oxford : Oxford University Press. 384 p. ISBN 9780198845713Publisher’s website This book provides a historiographic study of the distinction between language and dialect, a puzzle which has

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of the language sciences – August 2020

MÃ¥rten SÖDERBLOM SAARELA. 2020. The Early Modern Travels of Manchu. A Script and Its Study in East Asia and Europe. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ncounters with Asia.  288 p. ISBN 9780812252071 Publisher’s website Manchu was a language first written

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