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

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

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Galant grammarians: Donneau de Visé’s Mercure galant

Doyle Calhoun Yale University (Department of French) What was the Mercure galant and why should it interest historians of linguistics? Founded in 1672 by Jean Donneau de Visé (1638–1710) — journalist and royal historiographer under Louis XIV — the bestselling

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

Bernard Colombat et Aimée Lahaussois (dir). 2019. Histoire des parties du discours. Leuven : Peeters. Orbis Supplementa, 46. XXII-563 p. ISBN : 978-90-429-3952-3 Publisher’s website Comment définir le nom ? Qu’est-ce qu’un verbe ? Faut-il faire du pronom une catégorie

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What is Syriac and what is Aramaic according to Syriac grammarians (8th-16th cent.)

Margherita Farina Histoire des Théories Linguistiques (Paris) What is Aramaic? In modern linguistic terms, we can say that Aramaic is a linguistic group, composed by dialectal varieties defined on a geographical, chronological and socio-cultural basis. For example, we speak about

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of linguistics – March 2020

Jacques FRANCOIS (dir.). 2019. Les linguistes allemands du XIXème siècle et leurs interlocuteurs étrangers. Paris: Société de Linguistique de Paris. 220 p. ISBN: 978-2957089406 Un siècle avant la parution posthume du Cours de linguistique générale de Ferdinand de Saussure, la

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of linguistics – February 2020

Simone AURORA (ed.). 2019. Acta Structuralica 4. Publisher’s website The fourth issue of Acta Structuralica contains new source materials from major figures: an unknown short publication by Saussure from 1896, edited and commented by Alesandro Chidichimo, as well 35 letters

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Has the LSA Been a Generativist-Dominated Organisation?

Frederick J. Newmeyer University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and University of Washington There are two stories about how the field of linguistics (at least in the United States) reacted sociologically to the advent of generative grammar. I call

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of linguistics – January 2020

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Recent publications in the history and philosophy of linguistics – December 2019

Henri MESCHONNIC. 2019. The Henri Meschonnic Reader. A Poetics of Society. Edited by Marko Pajević. Translated by Pier-Pascale Boulanger, Andrew Eastman, John E. Joseph, David Nowell Smith, Marko Pajević, Chantal WrightMarko The Henri Meschonnic Reader. A Poetics of Society. Edinburgh:

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Cfp: XXXI. International Colloquium of the “Studienkreis ‘Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft’” (SGdS) on Language and Language Awareness in the History of Linguistics (Flensburg, 18.-20.06.2020)

From June 18th-20th, 2020, the XXXI. International Colloquium of the “Studienkreis ‘Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft’” (SGdS) on Language and Language Awareness in the History of Linguistics will take place at the Europa-Universität Flensburg. The choice of topics may range from antiquity

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