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American Linguistics in Transition

From Post-Bloomfieldian Structuralism to Generative Grammar

Frederick J. Newmeyer

American Linguistics in Transition

American Linguistics in Transition

From Post-Bloomfieldian Structuralism to Generative Grammar

American Linguistics in Transition

 

This volume is devoted to a major chapter in the history of linguistics in the United States, the period from the 1930s to the 1980s. It offers detailed discussions of the key issues and developments in the transition from (post-Bloomfieldian) structural linguistics to early generative grammar.


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Beschrijving American Linguistics in Transition

This volume is devoted to a major chapter in the history of linguistics in the United States, the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, and focuses primarily on the transition from (post-Bloomfieldian) structural linguistics to early generative grammar. The first three chapters in the book discuss the rise of structuralism in the 1930s; the interplay between American and European structuralism; and the publication of Joos's Readings in Linguistics in 1957.
Later chapters explore the beginnings of generative grammar and the reaction to it from structural linguists; how generativists made their ideas more widely known; the response to generativism in Europe; and the resistance to the new theory by leading structuralists, which continued into the 1980s. The final
chapter demonstrates that contrary to what has often been claimed, generative grammarians were not in fact organizationally dominant in the field in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.


ISBN
9780192843760
Pagina's
416
Verschijnt
NUR
616
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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