LINGUIST List 29.1657

Tue Apr 17 2018

Sum: Summary of Disciplinary Histories of Linguistics

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 17-Apr-2018
From: Stefan Dollinger <>
Subject: Summary of Disciplinary Histories of Linguistics
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Thanks to all of you who submitted a suggestion for a linguistic disciplinary history that has the potential to reach a wider audience. The original query from January 2018 is here:

I got the following submissions, which are all worthy to take a look at (hopefully including the last one. Thanks for helping to shape this title with your reading suggestions):

* The history of Linguistics from Plato to 1600 (2003) by Vivian Law. See (suggested by Magdalena Zoeppritz)

* Encounter With an Angry God: Recollections of my Life with John Peabody Harrington (1993) by Carobeth Laird. See (suggested by Mary J Brody)

* Perspectives in Linguistics, 2nd ed., by John T. Waterman (1970). See (suggested by Marisa Brook)

* The Linguistic Wars (1995) by Randy Allen Harris. See: (still a good case study on what NOT to do)

* Creating Canadian English: The Professor, the Mountaineer, and a National Variety of English, by Stefan Dollinger (forthcoming in 2019). See

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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