30 episodes

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 30: Interview with Andrew Garrett on Alfred Kroeber

    Podcast episode 30: Interview with Andrew Garrett on Alfred Kroeber

    In this episode we talk to Andrew Garrett about the life, work and legacy of American anthropologist Alfred Kroeber. Kroeber achieved a number of firsts in American anthropology: he was Boas’ first Columbia PhD and the first professor of anthropology…Read more ›

    • 34 min
    Podcast episode 29: Interview with Marcin Kilarski on the study of North American languages

    Podcast episode 29: Interview with Marcin Kilarski on the study of North American languages

    In this interview, we talk to Marcin Kilarski about the history of the documentation and description of the languages of North America. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 29 Primary sources Bloomfield, Leonard. 1946.…Read more ›

    • 17 min
    Podcast episode 28: Franz Boas and the Boasians

    Podcast episode 28: Franz Boas and the Boasians

    In this episode, we begin our exploration of American linguistics by looking at the innovative contributions of Franz Boas (1858–1942) and his circle of students. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 28 Primary sources…Read more ›

    • 28 min
    Podcast episode 27: Interview with Peter Trudgill on sociolinguistic typology

    Podcast episode 27: Interview with Peter Trudgill on sociolinguistic typology

    In this interview, we talk to Peter Trudgill about how the structure of speaker communities may influence the structure of languages. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 27 Aronoff, Mark. 1994. Morphology by itself: stems…Read more ›

    • 29 min
    Podcast episode 26: Interview with Philipp Krämer on creoles and creole studies

    Podcast episode 26: Interview with Philipp Krämer on creoles and creole studies

    In this interview, we talk to Philipp Krämer about the history of the study of creole languages and present-day efforts to standardise creoles around the world. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 26 Primary…Read more ›

    • 25 min
    Podcast episode 25: Interview with Felicity Meakins on contact linguistics

    Podcast episode 25: Interview with Felicity Meakins on contact linguistics

    In this interview, we talk to Felicity Meakins about Pidgins, Creoles, and mixed languages. We discuss what they are, and how they are viewed in both linguistic scholarship and in speaker communities. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google…Read more ›

    • 27 min

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Great podcast on the history of the language sciences

Superb podcast covering mostly academic linguistics and connections to philosophy.

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