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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Julia  S. Falk
Institution: Michigan State University
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State and/or Country: CA
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Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
Specialty: American Linguistics 1900-1950
Selected Publications: (1) Turn to the history of linguistics: Noam Chomsky and Charles Hockett in the 1960s. Historiographia Linguistica 30:1/2.129-185(2003).(2) Saussure and American linguistics. In The Cambridge Companion to Saussure, ed. by Carol Sanders, pp. 107-123. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. (3) Women, Language and Linguistics: Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century [Alice Vanderbilt Morris, Gladys Amanda Reichard, E. Adelaide Hahn]. London and New York: Routledge, 1999. (4) Defining linguistics: E.H. Sturtevant and the early years of the Linguistic Society of America. 16th International Congress of Linguists, ed. by Bernard Caron, paper no. 0029, CD-ROM. Oxford: Pergamon/Elsevier Science, 1998. (5) 'Language as a living, cultural phenomenon' -- Gladys Amanda Reichard and the study of native American languages. In History of Linguistics 1996, ed. by David Cram et al., pp. 111-118. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1999. (6) The American shift from historical to non-historical linguistics. Language & Communication 18:171-80(1998). (7) Territoriality, relationships, and reputation: The case of Gladys A. Reichard. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 16:1/2.17-37(1997). (8) Roman Jakobson and the history of Saussurean concepts in North American linguistics. Historiographia Linguistica 22:3.335-67(1995). (9) Words without grammar: Linguists and the international auxiliary language movement in the United States. Language & Communication 15:3.241-59(1995). (10) The women Foundation Members of the Linguistic Society of America. Language 70:3.455-90(1994). (11) Otto Jespersen, Leonard Bloomfield, and American structural linguistics. Language 68:3.465-91(1992). Etc.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Women, Language and Linguistics
Courses Taught: History of Linguistics; Women and Language; Introduction to Language; The Teaching of Linguistics; Child Language Acquisition



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