By E.F.K. Koerner

Starting with the anthropological linguistic culture linked basically with the names of Franz Boas, Edward Sapir and their scholars and concluding with the paintings of Noam Chomsky and William Labov on the finish of the century. This booklet bargains a complete account of crucial classes and parts of study within the historical past of yank Linguistics and likewise addresses modern debates and matters inside linguistics.
Topics coated comprise:

* The resources of the 'Sapir-Whorf speculation'
* Leonard Bloomfield and the Cours de linguistique générale
* The 'Chomskyan Revolution' and its Historiography
* The Origins of Morphophonemics in American Linguistics
*William Labov and the Origins of Sociolinguistics in America.

Toward a heritage of yankee Linguistics could be valuable examining for lecturers and complex scholars in the fields of linguistics and the background of linguistics.

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