Interviews in the history of linguistics: Volume I

James McElvenny  


This volume brings together transcripts of ten interviews from the podcast series History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences, covering topics in the history of modern European linguistics from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. The transcripts have been reviewed and edited for clarity and completeness.


  • Wilhelm von Humboldt
    Jürgen Trabant, James McElvenny
  • Missionary grammars in Australia
    Clara Stockigt, James McElvenny
  • Disciplinary linguistics in the nineteenth century
    Floris Solleveld, James McElvenny
  • Ferdinand de Saussure
    John Joseph, James McElvenny
  • The emergence of phonetics as a field
    Michael Ashby, James McElvenny
  • Émile Beneveniste
    Chloé Laplantine, James McElvenny
  • Victoria Lady Welby
    H. Walter Schmitz, James McElvenny
  • John Rupert Firth, Bronisław Malinowski, and the London School
    Jacqueline Léon, James McElvenny
  • Linguistics under National Socialism
    Christopher Hutton, James McElvenny
  • The Copenhagen Circle
    Lorenzo Cigana, James McElvenny


Author Biography

James McElvenny, Universität Siegen

James McElvenny is a researcher in the Collaborative Research Center 1187 “Media of Cooperation” at the University of Siegen. His research focuses on the history of the human sciences, in particular linguistics.

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October 19, 2022
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McElvenny, James. 2022. Interviews in the history of linguistics: Volume I. (History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences 6). Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7092391


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180mm x 245mm