Women Language and Linguistics: Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Women Language and Linguistics: Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

by Julia S. Falk
     
 

Rather than the standard American story of an increasingly triumphant march of scientific inquiry towards structural phonology, Women, Language and Linguistics reveals linguistics where its purpose was communication; the appeal of languages lay in their diversity; and the authority of language lay in its speakers and writers. Julia S Falk explores the vital part which… See more details below

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Rather than the standard American story of an increasingly triumphant march of scientific inquiry towards structural phonology, Women, Language and Linguistics reveals linguistics where its purpose was communication; the appeal of languages lay in their diversity; and the authority of language lay in its speakers and writers. Julia S Falk explores the vital part which women have played in preserving a linguistics based on the reality and experience of language; this book finally brings to light a neglected perspective for those working in linguistics and the history of linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415133159
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Pt. IIntroduction1
1Turning points3
2Women Foundation Members of the Linguistic Society of America7
3Participation obstacles and exclusion21
4Three stories26
Pt. IIAlice Vanderbilt Morris31
5A Vanderbilt woman33
6Founding of IALA40
7Auxiliary languages: a brief history43
8The academy45
9IALA's research programs48
10Alice Vanderbilt Morris and Edward Sapir59
11Conflicts and changes70
12The final product75
13Money and connections78
14Conclusions87
Pt. IIIGladys Amanda Reichard93
15Traditions95
16Elsie Clews Parsons: scientist, benefactor, institution101
17Preparation for the field111
18Language - a living, cultural phenomenon120
19The Hogan School132
20Nature of language and goals of linguistics139
21Territoriality156
22Relationships164
23Reputation176
Pt. IVE. Adelaide Hahn185
24A life without boundaries187
25Friends and colleagues192
26Adelaide Hahn and the Linguistic Society of America207
27Language and linguistics at Hunter College217
28Philology and linguistics223
29Vergil, Horace, and Winston Churchill234
30Ancient and classical languages239
31Problems of method249
32Not forgotten260
33Epilogue267
Notes270
References274
Index291

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