From: Liz Levine <elizabeth.levinetaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Language and History: Love (Ed)
Title: Language and History
Subtitle: Integrationist Perspectives
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Communication and Linguistic Theory
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Editor: Nigel Love
Hardback: ISBN: 0415317622 Pages: 208 Price: U.S. $ 100.00
When linguistics was first established as an academic discipline in the
nineteenth century, it was envisaged as an essentially historical study.
Languages were to be treated as historical objects, evolving through
gradual but constant processes of change over long periods of time. In
recent years, however, there has been much discussion by historians of a
'linguistic turn' in their own discipline, and, in linguistics,
integrationist theory has mounted a radical challenge to the traditional
notion of 'languages' as possible objects of inquiry.
Language and History develops the integrationist critique of orthodox
linguistics, while at the same time extending its implications to the field
of history. By doing so, it throws light on what is now recognized by many
historians to be a 'crisis' in their own discipline. Underlying the
post-modernist skepticism about traditional forms of historiography, the
integrationist approach reveals a more deep-seated problem concerning the
interface between philosophy of history and philosophy of language. With
chapters from a range of leading international contributors, Language and
History represents a significant contribution to the developing work of the
Written In: English (eng )
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