LINGUIST List 11.232

Thu Feb 3 2000

Books: History of Linguistics, Politics of Language

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  1. Alicia Bothwell, History of Ling: Women in Ling, Ling & the Third Reich
  2. Alicia Bothwell, The Politics of Language in Ireland 1366-1922, T. Crowley (Ed)

Message 1: History of Ling: Women in Ling, Ling & the Third Reich

Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2000 16:47:51 -0500
From: Alicia Bothwell <>
Subject: History of Ling: Women in Ling, Ling & the Third Reich

Women, Language and Linguistics
Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Julia S. Falk, Michigan State University

This book offers a much-needed reevaluation of twentieth century
American linguistics and focuses on the contributions of women to our
modern understanding of language. This book relates an account of
linguistics as perceived and experienced by three American women in
the first half of the twentieth century: Alice Vanderbilt Morris,
Gladys Amanda Reichard, and E. Adelaide Hahn.

History of Linguistics 2
1999: 320 pp: 13 line drawings
Hb: 0 415 13315 7: $110.00
[Can. hb $165.00]

Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction 
1. Turning Points 
2. Women Foundation Members of the Linguistic Society of America 
3. Participation Obstacles and Exclusion 
4. Three Stories 

Part II. Alice Vanderbilt Morris 
5. A Vanderbilt Woman 
6. Founding of IALA 
7. Auxiliary Languages: A Brief History 
8. The Academy 
9. IALA's Research Programs 
10. Alice Vanderbilt Morris and Edward Sapir 
11. Conflicts and Changes
12. The Final Product 
13. Money and Connections 
14. Conclusions 

Part III. Gladys Amanda Reichard 
15. Traditions 
16. Elsie Clews Parsons: Scientist, Benefactor, Institution 
17. Preparation for the Field 
18. Language - A Living, Cultural Phenomenon 
19. The Hogan School
20. Nature of Language and Goals of Linguistics 
21. Territoriality 
22. Relationships
23. Reputation 

Part IV. E. Adelaide Hahn 
24. A Life Without Boundaries
25. Friends and Colleagues 
26. Adelaide Hahn and the Linguistic Society of America 
27. Language and Linguistics at Hunter College 
28. Philology and Linguistics 
29. Vergil, Horace and Winston Churchill 
30. Ancient and Classical Languages 
31. Problems of Method 
32. Not Forgotten

Part V. Epilogue

Mother-tongue Fascism, Race and the Science of Language
Christopher Hutton
History of Linguistics
1998: 432 pp
Hb: 0 415 18954 3: $110.00
[Can. hb $165.00]
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Message 2: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1366-1922, T. Crowley (Ed)

Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2000 16:49:13 -0500
From: Alicia Bothwell <>
Subject: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1366-1922, T. Crowley (Ed)

A Sourcebook

Edited by Tony Crowley, University of Manchester, UK

Crowley brings together, for the first time, Irish debates around
language from the date of the first legislation against the Irish, the
Statute of Kilkenny, 1366, to the constitution of the Free State in
1922. The book is divided into six historical sections, including:
Spenser's View of the Present State of Ireland, Brooke's Reliques of
Irish Poetry, Hyde's The Necessity of De-Anglicising Ireland, Gaelic
League Pamphlets and essays and letters by Yeats and Synge. Also
included are some less familiar materials: the Preface to the New
Testament in Irish (1602), Introductions to the first Irish-English
and English-Irish Dictionaries, MacCruitin's Vindication of the
Antiquity of Ireland, Vallencey's essay on the links between Irish and
the language of the North American Algonquin and the attitudes towards
Irish of Grattan, Flood, O'Connell and Pearse.

January 2000: 248 pp
Hb: 0 415 15717 X: $85.00
Pb: 0 415 15718 8: $25.99
[Can. hb $128.00; pb $38.99]
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