21 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 21: Karl Bühler’s Organon model and the Prague Circle

    Podcast episode 21: Karl Bühler’s Organon model and the Prague Circle

    In this episode, we look at psychologist Karl Bühler’s (1879–1963) Organon model of communication and observe its influence on the linguists Nikolai Trubetzkoy (1890–1938) and Roman Jakobson (1896–1982), who were associated with the Prague Circle. Download | Spotify | Apple…Read more ›

    • 29 min
    Podcast episode 20: Interview with Jacqueline Léon on Firth, Malinowski and the London School

    Podcast episode 20: Interview with Jacqueline Léon on Firth, Malinowski and the London School

    In this interview, we continue the theme of the previous episode and talk to Jacqueline Léon about John Rupert Firth (1890–1960), Bronisław Malinowski (1884–1942) and the London School. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode…Read more ›

    • 21 min
    Podcast episode 19: Meaning and British linguistics – Firth, Malinowski and the context of situation

    Podcast episode 19: Meaning and British linguistics – Firth, Malinowski and the context of situation

    In this episode, we look at the central role the analysis of meaning played in British linguistics in the first half of the twentieth century. We focus on the work of John Rupert Firth (1890–1960) and Bronisław Malinowski (1884–1942) and…Read more ›

    • 27 min
    Podcast episode 18: Interview with H. Walter Schmitz on Victoria Lady Welby

    Podcast episode 18: Interview with H. Walter Schmitz on Victoria Lady Welby

    In this interview, we talk to H. Walter Schmitz about pioneer of semiotics Victoria Lady Welby. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 18 Primary Sources Hayakawa, Samuel Ichiyé (1939), Language in Thought and Action,…Read more ›

    • 22 min
    Podcast episode 17: Philipp Wegener and the beginnings of functionalism

    Podcast episode 17: Philipp Wegener and the beginnings of functionalism

    In this episode, we take a step back to explore the earliest beginnings of functional linguistics as represented by the work of Philipp Wegener. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 17 Primary Sources Bréal,…Read more ›

    • 23 min
    Podcast episode 16: Interview with Chloé Laplantine on Émile Benveniste

    Podcast episode 16: Interview with Chloé Laplantine on Émile Benveniste

    In this episode, we talk to Chloé Laplantine about the life and work of French structuralist Émile Benveniste. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 16 Primary Sources Annuaire du Collège de France. 1937-1938. Paris:…Read more ›

    • 17 min

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