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Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists


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The Critical Concepts of Leading Linguists series brings together research material on the most influential thinkers in the field of linguistics. The series includes texts on Noam Chomsky and Leonard Bloomfield. New editions to the series include a text on the founder of twentieth-century language science, Ferdinand de Saussure, as well as the Russian linguist, Roman Jakobson.

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Language Policy and Planning

Language Policy and Planning

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Ricento
October 16, 2015

The field of language policy and planning has evolved over the past half century into a flourishing field of academic inquiry, with identifiable research agendas, methods, and findings. Edited by Thomas Ricento, alongside an editorial advisory group of five leading scholars, this new Routledge...

Roman Jakobson

Roman Jakobson

1st Edition

Edited By Margaret Thomas
April 30, 2014

Although Roman Jakobson (1886–1982) styled himself a ‘Russian philologist’, that epithet covers only a fraction of his disciplinary breadth and international impact. In a long and prolific career, he wrote about theoretical and applied linguistics, phonology, prosody, poetics, semiotics, ...

Ferdinand de Saussure

Ferdinand de Saussure

1st Edition

Edited By John Joseph
October 04, 2013

Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) is widely recognized as the founder of twentieth-century language science. In his lifetime he published an important work on Indo-European philology but it was his Course in General Linguistics, published posthumously in 1916, that paved the way for a genuinely ...

Edward Sapir Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

Edward Sapir: Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

1st Edition

Edited By E.F.K. Koerner
October 18, 2007

Edward Sapir (1884–1939) was one of the foremost linguists and anthropologists of his time. He is most widely known for his contributions to the study of North American Indian languages. A founder of ethnology, which considers the relationship of culture to language, he was also principal developer...

Leonard Bloomfield Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

Leonard Bloomfield: Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

1st Edition

Edited By John Fought
July 08, 1999

Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was the most influential American linguist between William Dwight Whitney (1827-1894) and Noam Chomsky (1928-). This work collects the major critical and interpretative writings on Bloomfield's work. It shows how his legacy of theory, description and comparison was ...

Noam Chomsky Critical Assessments Complete Set

Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments Complete Set

1st Edition

Edited By Carlos Otero
July 01, 1994

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Noam Chomsky Critical Assessments

Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments

1st Edition

Edited By Carlos Otero
January 13, 1994

The publication in 1957 of Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures ushered in the era of what can properly be termed, Modern Linguistics: the science of language. This critical assessment brings together over 100 papers on every area of Chomsky's work revealing how pervasive his influence has been on ...

Noam Chomsky Critical Assessments: Cognitive Science and Language Acquisition

Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments: Cognitive Science and Language Acquisition

1st Edition

Edited By Carlos Otero
January 13, 1994

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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