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Women, Language and Linguistics: Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century
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Ebook Format: MOBI, FB2, TXT, PDF, ePub, RTF, DJVU, iBook, DOC Book Published: November 16th 1999 by Routledge
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Book Tags: Original EBook Title: Women, Language and Linguistics: Three American Stories from the First Half of the Twentieth Century (Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics)

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Women have always been a dynamic force in American linguistics, yet this has not always been apparent in current histories of linguistics. For 20th-century linguistics, this text argues, the same story has been told over and over: a story of leading men, their followers, and their interest in language as a structure observable in patterns of the distribution of forms. This Women have always been a dynamic force in American linguistics, yet this has not always been apparent in current histories of linguistics. For 20th-century linguistics, this text argues, the same story has been told over and over: a story of leading men, their followers, and their interest in language as a structure observable in patterns of the distribution of forms. This text challenges this received history by presenting a re-evaluation of 20th-century American linguistics which focuses on the contributions of women to our modern understanding of language. This book relates an account of linguistics as perceived and experienced by three American women in the first half of the 20th century. Alice Vanderbilt Morris dreamed of creating a new auxilary language for international communication, and brought together professional linguists and members of New York upper class to achieve her goal. Gladys Amanda Riechard devoted her life to the study of Native American languages, controversially living in native settlements, her studies still survive.

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