Toward a History of American Linguistics

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
v
Prefatory Observations
ix
1. The Historiography of American Linguistics
1
2. Toward a History of Americanist Linguistics
17
3. On the Sources of the 'Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis'
39
4. Leonard Bloomfield and the Cours de linguistique générale63
5. American Structuralist Linguistics and the'Problem of Meaning'
75
6. On the Rise and Fall of Generative Semantics
105
7. Noam Chomsky's Readings of Saussure after 1961
131
8. The 'Chomskyan Revolution' and its Historiography
151
9. On the Origins of Morphophonemics in American Linguistics
210
10. William Labov and the Origins of Sociolinguistics in America
253
In Lieu of a Conclusion: On the importance of the history of linguistics 285
Index of Subjects & Terms
304
Index of Biographical Names
309
About the Author
316

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