Linguistics in America 1769 - 1924: A Critical History
Throughout this analytical book the idea is developed that theories of language do not transcend the language in which they are written, and ways are uncovered that are peculiar to the American-language linguistic tradition.
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academic American English American Indian American Indian languages American language studies American linguistics American Oriental Society American Philosophical Society AngloSaxon approach to language arcs of development Auroux Boas Boas’s Brinton chapter Cherokee classification conception of language Condillac culture Darnell Décades dialect Dictionary Duponceau early eighteenth century English language etymology European existence Franklin French Gallatin German grammar Heckewelder historiographic history of American history of linguistics human Humboldt Huron Hymes idea identified Indian languages individual IndoEuropean intellectual interest Jefferson John Pickering langue Leonard Bloomfield Lieber linguistic relativism linguistic science Linguistic Society linguistic theory Louise Pound Maurice Bloomfield Mencken nation Neogrammarianism nineteenth century Noah Webster ofAmerican particular philology phonetic phonology Pickering’s political conception Powell Powell’s quoted Sanskrit Sapir Saussure Saussure’s science of language sense signs social speakers speaking speech structure study of language theoretical thought tradition twentieth century University Whitney writes Whitney’s William Dwight Whitney words