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  1. Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary

    By Phil Benson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

    This unique work challenges the assumption that dictionaries act as objective records of our language, and instead argues that the English dictionary is a fundamentally ethnocentric work. Using theoretical, historical and empirical analyses, Phil Benson shows how English dictionaries have filtered...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Linguistics and the Third Reich

    Mother-tongue Fascism, Race and the Science of Language

    By Christopher Hutton

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

    This book presents an insightful account of the academic politics of the Nazi era and analyses the work of selected linguists, including Jos Trier and Leo Weisgerber. Hutton situates Nazi linguistics within the politics of Hitler's state and within the history of modern linguistics....

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Vico's New Science of Ancient Signs

    A Study of Sematology

    By Jürgen Trabant

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

    Jürgen Trabant reads the profound insights into human semiosis contained in Vico's 'sematology' as both a spirited rejection of Cartesian philosophy and an early critique of enlightened logocentricism. Sean Ward's translation makes this work available to an English-reading audience for the first...

    Published October 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Battle over Spanish between 1800 and 2000

    Language & Ideologies and Hispanic Intellectuals

    Edited by Luis Gabriel-Stheeman, José del Valle

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

    This book examines the way in which a group of key Spanish and Latin American intellectuals of the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries discussed the concept of the Spanish language. The contributors analyse the ways in which these discussions related to the construction of national identities and...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Universal Grammar in Second-Language Acquisition

    A History

    By Margaret Thomas

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

    From the ancient Mediterranean world to the present day, our conceptions of what is universal in language have interacted with our experiences of language learning. This book tells two stories: the story of how scholars in the west have conceived of the fact that human languages share important...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Toward a History of American Linguistics

    By E.F.K. Koerner

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

    Beginning with the anthropological linguistic tradition associated primarily with the names of Franz Boas, Edward Sapir and their students and concluding with the work of Noam Chomsky and William Labov at the end of the century. This book offers a comprehensive account of essential periods and...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Women, Language and Linguistics

    Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

    By Julia S. Falk

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

    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...

    Published October 7th 1999 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Women, Language and Linguistics: Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century
    By Julia S. Falk
    To Be Published August 14th 2014

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