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Wilhelm Wundt and the Lautgesetze Controversy

Lia Formigari Sapienza UniversitĂ  di Roma A long-dominant historiographical tradition, culminating in Hugo Schuchardt’s essay Über die Lautgesetze (1885), depicted the Neogrammarians as the irreducible upholders of the unconditioned validity of phonetic laws. It is my view that, if we

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Sensualism for Dummies

Els Elffers University of Amsterdam 1. From sensualism to intentionalism. Four examples. What do Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920), Jacques van Ginneken (1877-1945), Ernst Cassirer (1894-1945) and Martinus Langeveld (1905-1989) have in common? Apart from the fact that they were all men,

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Bloomfield : Du mentalisme au behaviorisme

Jean-Michel Fortis Laboratoire d’histoire des thĂ©ories linguistiques, UniversitĂ© Paris-Diderot On peut s’interroger sur l’évolution qui voit Bloomfield passer de la psychologie Ă  dominante wundtienne, qui imprĂšgne son Introduction de 1914, au behaviorisme, et d’une linguistique “mentaliste” Ă  une linguistique psycho-abstinente

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