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History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences explores the history of the study of language in its varied social and cultural contexts.

History and Philosophy of the Language Science‪s‬ James McElvenny

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History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences explores the history of the study of language in its varied social and cultural contexts.

    Podcast episode 12: Language as a system – Ferdinand de Saussure

    Podcast episode 12: Language as a system – Ferdinand de Saussure

    In this episode, we look at Ferdinand de Saussure’s contributions to linguistics, which are widely considered to be foundational to the later movement of structuralism. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts References for Episode 12 Primary Sources Bloomfield, Leonard (1924),…Read more ›

    • 25 min
    Podcast episode 11: Interview with Floris Solleveld on disciplinary linguistics in the 19th century

    Podcast episode 11: Interview with Floris Solleveld on disciplinary linguistics in the 19th century

    In this interview, we talk to Floris Solleveld about the character of linguistic research in the 19th century. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts References for Episode 11 Primary Sources Adelung, Johann Christoph and Johann Severin Vater (1806–1817), Mithridates, oder…Read more ›

    • 25 min
    Podcast episode 10: Neogrammarian critics – Hugo Schuchardt and Karl Vossler

    Podcast episode 10: Neogrammarian critics – Hugo Schuchardt and Karl Vossler

    In this episode, we examine some of the major critiques directed against the Neogrammarians and see what they tell us about the state of linguistics around the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century. We focus in particular on…Read more ›

    • 22 min
    Podcast episode 9: The Neogrammarians

    Podcast episode 9: The Neogrammarians

    In this episode, we introduce the Neogrammarians, the dominant school of linguistics in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts References for Episode 9 Primary Sources Brugman, Karl (1876a), ‘Nasalis sonans in der indogermanischen…Read more ›

    • 20 min
    Podcast episode 8: Language as an institution – William Dwight Whitney

    Podcast episode 8: Language as an institution – William Dwight Whitney

    In this episode, we look first at the critiques of Schleicher’s “physical” and Steinthal’s “psychological” theory of language put forward by the American linguist William Dwight Whitney. We then turn to Whitney’s own conception of language as a “human institution”…Read more ›

    • 20 min
    Podcast episode 7: Interview with Clara Stockigt on missionary grammars in Australia

    Podcast episode 7: Interview with Clara Stockigt on missionary grammars in Australia

    In this interview, we talk to Dr Clara Stockigt about missionary grammars in Australia and their links to the academic linguistic scholarship of the time. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts References for Episode 7 Primary Sources Bleek, Wilhelm H.…Read more ›

    • 31 min

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