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Podcast Profile: History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences

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30 episodes
2019 to present
Average episode: 25 minutes
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Podcaster's summary: History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences explores the history of the study of language in its varied social and cultural contexts.

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-04 12:36 UTC. Episodes: 30. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Nov-30 • 35 minutes
Podcast episode 30: Interview with Andrew Garrett on Alfred Kroeber
In this episode we talk to Andrew Garrett about the life, work and legacy of American anthropologist Alfred Kroeber. Kroeber achieved a number of firsts in American anthropology: he was Boas’ first Columbia PhD and the first professor of anthropology…Read more ›
2022-Oct-31 • 18 minutes
Podcast episode 29: Interview with Marcin Kilarski on the study of North American languages
In this interview, we talk to Marcin Kilarski about the history of the documentation and description of the languages of North America. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 29 Primary sources Bloomfield, Leonard. 1946.…Read more ›
2022-Sep-30 • 29 minutes
Podcast episode 28: Franz Boas and the Boasians
In this episode, we begin our exploration of American linguistics by looking at the innovative contributions of Franz Boas (1858–1942) and his circle of students. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 28 Primary sources…Read more ›
2022-Jul-31 • 30 minutes
Podcast episode 27: Interview with Peter Trudgill on sociolinguistic typology
In this interview, we talk to Peter Trudgill about how the structure of speaker communities may influence the structure of languages. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 27 Aronoff, Mark. 1994. Morphology by itself: stems…Read more ›
2022-Jun-30 • 26 minutes
Podcast episode 26: Interview with Philipp Krämer on creoles and creole studies
In this interview, we talk to Philipp Krämer about the history of the study of creole languages and present-day efforts to standardise creoles around the world. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 26 Primary…Read more ›
2022-May-31 • 28 minutes
Podcast episode 25: Interview with Felicity Meakins on contact linguistics
In this interview, we talk to Felicity Meakins about Pidgins, Creoles, and mixed languages. We discuss what they are, and how they are viewed in both linguistic scholarship and in speaker communities. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google…Read more ›
2022-Mar-31 • 27 minutes
Podcast episode 24: Interview with Lorenzo Cigana on the Copenhagen Circle
In this interview, we talk to Lorenzo Cigana about Louis Hjelmslev and the Copenhagen Linguistic Circle. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 24 Primary Sources ‘Travail collectif du Cercle linguistique de Copenhague’, in Proceedings…Read more ›
2022-Feb-28 • 27 minutes
Podcast episode 23: Interview with Noam Chomsky on the beginnings of generative grammar
In this interview, we talk to Noam Chomsky about the intellectual environment in which generative grammar emerged. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 23 Primary Sources Bloomfield, Leonard (1933). Language. New York: Henry Holt…Read more ›
2022-Jan-31 • 21 minutes
Podcast episode 22: Interview with Christopher Hutton on linguistics under National Socialism
In this interview, we talk to Christopher Hutton about linguistic scholarship under National Socialism and how this relates to linguistics today. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 22 Primary Sources Boas, Franz (1911), Handbook…Read more ›
2021-Dec-31 • 29 minutes
Podcast episode 21: Karl Bühler’s Organon model and the Prague Circle
In this episode, we look at psychologist Karl Bühler’s (1879–1963) Organon model of communication and observe its influence on the linguists Nikolai Trubetzkoy (1890–1938) and Roman Jakobson (1896–1982), who were associated with the Prague Circle. Download | Spotify | Apple…Read more ›
2021-Nov-30 • 22 minutes
Podcast episode 20: Interview with Jacqueline Léon on Firth, Malinowski and the London School
In this interview, we continue the theme of the previous episode and talk to Jacqueline Léon about John Rupert Firth (1890–1960), Bronisław Malinowski (1884–1942) and the London School. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode…Read more ›
2021-Oct-31 • 27 minutes
Podcast episode 19: Meaning and British linguistics – Firth, Malinowski and the context of situation
In this episode, we look at the central role the analysis of meaning played in British linguistics in the first half of the twentieth century. We focus on the work of John Rupert Firth (1890–1960) and Bronisław Malinowski (1884–1942) and…Read more ›
2021-Sep-30 • 23 minutes
Podcast episode 18: Interview with H. Walter Schmitz on Victoria Lady Welby
In this interview, we talk to H. Walter Schmitz about pioneer of semiotics Victoria Lady Welby. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 18 Primary Sources Hayakawa, Samuel Ichiyé (1939), Language in Thought and Action,…Read more ›
2021-Aug-31 • 24 minutes
Podcast episode 17: Philipp Wegener and the beginnings of functionalism
In this episode, we take a step back to explore the earliest beginnings of functional linguistics as represented by the work of Philipp Wegener. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 17 Primary Sources Bréal,…Read more ›
2021-Jun-30 • 18 minutes
Podcast episode 16: Interview with Chloé Laplantine on Émile Benveniste
In this episode, we talk to Chloé Laplantine about the life and work of French structuralist Émile Benveniste. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 16 Primary Sources Annuaire du Collège de France. 1937-1938. Paris:…Read more ›
2021-May-31 • 26 minutes
Podcast episode 15: Roman Jakobson, Prague Circle structuralism and phonology
In this episode, we enter the age of classical structuralism by exploring the phonological research of Roman Jakobson and his colleague Nikolai Trubetzkoy undertaken within the Prague Linguistic Circle. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for…Read more ›
2021-Mar-31 • 25 minutes
Podcast episode 14: The emergence of phonetics in the 19th century
In this interview, we talk to Michael Ashby about the emergence and development of phonetics in the 19th and early 20th century. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Archive DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4767962 References for Episode 14 Primary Sources…Read more ›
2021-Feb-28 • 23 minutes
Podcast episode 13: Interview with John Joseph on Saussure
In this interview, we talk to John Joseph about Ferdinand de Saussure. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Archive DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4767939 References for Episode 13 Primary Sources Arnauld, Antoine and Claude Lancelot (1660), Grammaire générale et raisonnée…Read more ›
2021-Jan-31 • 25 minutes
Podcast episode 12: Language as a system – Ferdinand de Saussure
In this episode, we look at Ferdinand de Saussure’s contributions to linguistics, which are widely considered to be foundational to the later movement of structuralism. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Archive DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4767891 References for Episode…Read more ›
2020-Nov-30 • 26 minutes
Podcast episode 11: Interview with Floris Solleveld on disciplinary linguistics in the 19th century
In this interview, we talk to Floris Solleveld about the character of linguistic research in the 19th century. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Archive DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4767978 References for Episode 11 Primary Sources Adelung, Johann Christoph and…Read more ›
2020-Oct-31 • 23 minutes
Podcast episode 10: Neogrammarian critics – Hugo Schuchardt and Karl Vossler
In this episode, we examine some of the major critiques directed against the Neogrammarians and see what they tell us about the state of linguistics around the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century. We focus in particular on…Read more ›
2020-Sep-30 • 21 minutes
Podcast episode 9: The Neogrammarians
In this episode, we introduce the Neogrammarians, the dominant school of linguistics in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Archive DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4767863 References for Episode 9 Primary Sources Brugman, Karl…Read more ›
2020-Aug-31 • 21 minutes
Podcast episode 8: Language as an institution – William Dwight Whitney
In this episode, we look first at the critiques of Schleicher’s “physical” and Steinthal’s “psychological” theory of language put forward by the American linguist William Dwight Whitney. We then turn to Whitney’s own conception of language as a “human institution”…Read more ›
2020-Jun-29 • 31 minutes
Podcast episode 7: Interview with Clara Stockigt on missionary grammars in Australia
In this interview, we talk to Dr Clara Stockigt about missionary grammars in Australia and their links to the academic linguistic scholarship of the time. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Archive DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4767849 References for Episode…Read more ›
2020-May-30 • 23 minutes
Podcast episode 6: Schleicher’s morphology and Steinthal’s Völkerpsychologie
In this episode, we look first at August Schleicher’s proposal for a linguistic “morphology” and its intellectual background in nineteenth-century biology. We then compare Schleicher’s approach to the scheme of language classification developed by H. Steinthal within Völkerpsychologie, or “psychology…Read more ›
2020-Apr-29 • 22 minutes
Podcast episode 5: Comparativism in the mid-19th century – August Schleicher and materialism
In this episode, we look at the expansion of comparative-historical linguistics around the middle of the nineteenth century. We focus in particular on the figure of August Schleicher, the great consolidator of the field, and his “materialist” philosophy of science.…Read more ›
2020-Mar-30 • 34 minutes
Podcast episode 4: Interview with Jürgen Trabant on Wilhelm von Humboldt
In this episode, we talk to Jürgen Trabant about Wilhelm von Humboldt. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Archive DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4767830 References for Episode 4 Primary sources Humboldt, Wilhelm von (1836), ‘Über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues’,…Read more ›
2020-Feb-29 • 19 minutes
Podcast episode 3: Language classification
In this episode, we look at language classification in the first half of the nineteenth century and at some key ideas in the work of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Archive DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4767813…Read more ›
2020-Jan-31 • 21 minutes
Podcast episode 2: Comparative-historical linguistics – Bopp and Grimm
In this episode, we look at the emergence of comparative-historical grammar, focusing on the work of Franz Bopp and Jacob Grimm. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Archive DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4767805 References for Episode 2 Primary Sources Bopp,…Read more ›
2019-Dec-30 • 18 minutes
Podcast episode 1: Pre-history of comparative-historical linguistics
The first series of the History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences Podcast looks at the history of modern linguistics. We begin in this episode by examining the pre-history of comparative-historical grammar. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google…Read more ›