Landmarks in Linguistic Thought Volume II: The Western Tradition in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

John E. Joseph, Nigel Love, Talbot J Taylor

Routledge
Published May 31, 2001
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780415063975 - CAT# RU9666
Series: History of Linguistic Thought

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Summary

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II introduces the major issues and themes that have determined the development of Western thinking about language, meaning and communication in the twentieth century.
Each chapter contains an extract from a 'landmark' text followed by a commentary, which places the ideas in their social and intellectual context. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical manner.
The book summarizes the contribution of the key thinkers who have shaped modern linguistics: Austin, Chomsky, Derrida, Firth, Goffman, Harris, Jakobson, Labov, Orwell, Sapir, Whorf and Wittgenstein.
This second volume follows on from Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I, which introduces the key thinkers up to the twentieth century.
The series is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of linguistics or of ideas.

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