Landmarks in Linguistic Thought Volume II

The Western Tradition in the Twentieth Century

By John E. Joseph, Nigel Love, Talbot J Taylor

© 2001 – Routledge

288 pages

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About the Book

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II introduces the major issues and themes that have determined the development of Western thinking about language, meaning and communication in the twentieth century.

Each chapter contains an extract from a 'landmark' text followed by a commentary, which places the ideas in their social and intellectual context. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical manner.

The book summarizes the contribution of the key thinkers who have shaped modern linguistics: Austin, Chomsky, Derrida, Firth, Goffman, Harris, Jakobson, Labov, Orwell, Sapir, Whorf and Wittgenstein.

This second volume follows on from Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I, which introduces the key thinkers up to the twentieth century.

The series is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of linguistics or of ideas.

Reviews

'An ideal introduction to the whole gamut of current linguistic ideas … The ideal introduction for a beginner to the basic issues.' - Ashish Mehta, Jawaharlal Nehru University of India

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History of Linguistic Thought

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LAN014000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Reference