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Language Policy and Planning

Language Policy and Planning

1st Edition

Thomas Ricento
October 16, 2015

Roman Jakobson

Roman Jakobson

1st Edition

Margaret Thomas
March 24, 2014

Although Roman Jakobson (1886–1982) styled himself a ‘Russian philologist’, that epithet covers only a fraction of his disciplinary breadth and international impact. In a long and prolific career, he wrote about theoretical and applied linguistics, phonology, prosody, poetics, semiotics,...

Ferdinand de Saussure

Ferdinand de Saussure

1st Edition

John Joseph
October 09, 2013

Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) is widely recognized as the founder of twentieth-century language science. In his lifetime he published an important work on Indo-European philology but it was his Course in General Linguistics, published posthumously in 1916, that paved the way for a genuinely...

Edward Sapir: Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

Edward Sapir: Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

1st Edition

E.F.K. Koerner
August 13, 2007

Edward Sapir (1884–1939) was one of the foremost linguists and anthropologists of his time. He is most widely known for his contributions to the study of North American Indian languages. A founder of ethnology, which considers the relationship of culture to language, he was also principal developer...

Leonard Bloomfield: Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

Leonard Bloomfield: Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

1st Edition

John Fought
May 13, 1999

Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was the most influential American linguist between William Dwight Whitney (1827-1894) and Noam Chomsky (1928-). This work collects the major critical and interpretative writings on Bloomfield's work. It shows how his legacy of theory, description and comparison was...

Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments

Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments

1st Edition

Carlos Otero
December 16, 1993

The publication in 1957 of Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures ushered in the era of what can properly be termed, Modern Linguistics: the science of language. This critical assessment brings together over 100 papers on every area of Chomsky's work revealing how pervasive his influence has been on...

Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments: Cognitive Science and Language Acquisition

Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments: Cognitive Science and Language Acquisition

1st Edition

Carlos Otero
December 16, 1993

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments Complete Set

Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments Complete Set

1st Edition

Carlos Otero
December 16, 1993

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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