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Title: Eight Decades of General Linguistics
Subtitle: The History of CIPL and Its Role in the History of Linguistics
Edited By: Ferenc Kiefer
Piet van Sterkenburg

Eight Decades of General Linguistics presents the key lectures delivered at the eighteen conferences organized by the Permanent International Committee of Linguists and also a history of the Committee itself. The contributions of outstanding scholars such as Otto Jesperson, Louis Hjelmslev, André Martinet, Uriel Weinreich, Noam Chomsky and many other linguists cannot be over-estimated. The majority of the papers address a radically new topic, each of which became one of the central issues in subsequent linguistic research. In addition to their empirical findings and/or the theoretical innovations presented in their papers, each contribution is still interesting and pivotal to the development of contemporary linguistics.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
History of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004218130
Pages: 526
Prices: Europe EURO 164
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