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Women, Language and Linguistics

Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

By Julia S. Falk

© 2000 – Routledge

320 pages

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Paperback: 9780415756600
pub: 2014-12-24
Hardback: 9780415133159
pub: 1999-10-07

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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.


'Falk raises awareness of the history of linguistics as a whole and the role of women in the field.' - Susan D. Fischer, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

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Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General