Bibliography: Part II I. History of Linguistics

1. General Overviews

  • Robins, R.H. 1997. A Short History of Linguistics. 4th edition. Longman
  • Seuren, Pieter A.M. 1998. Western Linguistics: An Historical Introduction. Blackwell.

2. More specialized works divided by periods

a) Ancient and Medieval

  • Lepschy, G. (ed.) 1994. History of Linguistics I: The Eastern Tradition of Linguistics. Longman. Chapters on Chinese, Indian, Ancient Near East, Hebrew, Arabic linguistics by G. Malmqvist, G. Cardona, E. Reiner, J.H. Johnson, R.Loewe, H. Fleisch.
  • Lepschy, G (ed.) 1994. History of Linguistics II. Classical and Medieval Linguistics. Longman. It includes a lengthy and important chapter by P. Matthews on Greek and Latin linguistics; also a chapter on Medieval linguistics by E. Vineis and A. Maicrii.
  • Law, V. 1997. Grammar and Grammarians in the Early Middle Ages. Longman.
  • Pinborg, J. 1975. Classical Antiquity: Greece, in T. Sebeok (ed.) Current Trends in Linguistics, vol. 13 Historiography of Linguistics, 69-126. Mouton.
  • Robins, R.H. 1993. The Byzantine Grammarians. Their Place in History. Mouton De Gruyter.
  • Taylor, D.J. 1987. The History of Linguistics in the Classical Period. Benjamins.
  • Law, V. 2002 The History of Linguistics in Europe. CUP.

b) From the Renaissance to the Eighteenth Century

  • Aarsleff, H. 1982. From Locke to Saussure. Essays on the Study of Language and Intellectual History. Athlone Press.
  • Hymes, D. (ed.) 1974. Studies in the History of Linguistics. Traditions and Paradigms. Indiana University Press.
  • Law, V. 1990. Language and its Students. The History of Linguistics, in N. E. Collinge (ed.) An Encyclopedia of Language. Routledge, 784-842.
  •  Lepschy, G. (ed.) 1998. History of Linguistics III. Renaissance and Early Modem Linguistics. Longman. (It includes chapters on Renaissance Linguistics by Mirko Tavoni et al. and on The Early Modern Period by R. Simone).
  • Salmon, V. 1988. The Study of Language in Seventeenth Century England. 2nd ed. Benjamins.

c) Nineteenth and twentieth centuries

  • Morpurgo Davies, A. 1998. Nineteenth-century Linguistics. (History of Linguistics, ed. Giulio Lepschy, Vol. IV) Longman.
  • Matthews, P.H. 1993.Grammatical Theory in the United States from Bloomfield to Chomsky. CUP.
  • Matthews, P.H. 2001. A Short History of Structural Linguistics. CUP.
  • Newmeyer, F. 1986. Linguistic Theory in America: The First Quarter-Century of Transformational Generative Grammar. 2nd edition. Academic Press.

3. Reference

  • Auroux, S. et al. 2000-2006. History of the Language Sciences. 3 vols. De Gruyter.
  • Stammerjohann, H. et al. (eds.) 2009. Lexicon Grammaticorum: a Bio-Bibliographical Companion to the History of Linguistics. 2nd ed. Tübingen: Niemeyer.

4. Periodicals

  • Beiträge zur Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft. (The Journal of the German and Dutch Societies for the History of Linguistics).
  • Bulletin of the Henry Sweet Society. (Journal of the British Society for the History of Linguistics).
  • Histoire Épistémologie Langage. (Journal of the Société d’Histoire et d’Épistémologie des Sciences du Langage). Historiographia Linguistica. (Benjamins).
  • @Historiographia Linguistica

These are periodicals specialized in the history of linguistics; other articles in the subject appear in periodicals about linguistics or about the history of ideas.

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