LINGUIST List 4.668

Mon 06 Sep 1993

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Message 1: Conferences and E-mail Addresses

Date: Sat, 28 Aug 93 11:32:00 EDConferences and E-mail Addresses
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Conferences and E-mail Addresses

I wonder whether it might be a good idea, when conference programs
are posted, to include the email addresses of those participants
who agree to this, so that folks who cannot attend a conference
could that much more easily communicate with said participants.
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Message 2: Re: 4.658 THE LINGUISTICS WARS

Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1993 11:50:56 +Re: 4.658 THE LINGUISTICS WARS
From: Douglas Kibbee <dkibbeeuiuc.edu>
Subject: Re: 4.658 THE LINGUISTICS WARS

For those who have found the ongoing debate over _The Linguistic Wars_
interesting, I will take this occasion to plug the North American
Association for the History of the Language Sciences. Each year we meet in
conjunction with the LSA, and will be doing so again in Boston. These
meetings, as well as the triennial International Conference on the History
of the Language Sciences (recently held in Washington), belie Lawler's
statement that the quality of Harris' book is unusual in writings on the
history of linguistics. (I have unfortunately deleted the original review
so I can't cite Lawler exactly.) In journals like _Historiographia
Linguistica_, _Histoire, Epistemologie Langage_, and the _Beitrage zur
Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft_, researchers in the history of
linguistics have demonstrated that they are not mere antiquarians, but have
significant contributions to make to current linguistic debates. A little
perspective goes a long way in understanding the real contributions of much
of today's linguistic research.
 For people who are interested in learning more about the history of
linguistics, I invite you to attend the NAAHoLS meeting in January, and to
join the association; dues are cheap ($10 US; 12$ CAN). I will send a free
copy of the most recent newsletter to anyone interested.

Doug Kibbee
Secretary, North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences
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Douglas A. Kibbee
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University of Illinois
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