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Podcast Profile: History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences

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30 episodes
2020 to present
Average episode: 24 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: 2024-Apr-14 06:08 UTC. Episodes: 30. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2024-Mar-31 • 24 minutes
Podcast episode 38: Interview with Dan Everett on C.S. Peirce and Peircean linguistics
In this interview, we talk to Dan Everett about the life and work of the American pragmatist philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce and Everett’s application of Peirce’s ideas to create a Peircean linguistics. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google…Read more ›
2024-Feb-29 • 27 minutes
Podcast episode 37: Interview with Michael Lynch on conversation analysis and ethnomethodology
In this interview, we talk to Michael Lynch about the history of conversation analysis and its connections to ethnomethodology. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 37 Button, Graham, Michael Lynch and Wes Sharrock (2022) Ethnomethodology,…Read more ›
2023-Nov-30 • 1 minutes
Podcast housekeeping December 2023
In this brief audio clip, we provide an update on what’s been happening with the podcast – and what’s coming up. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts McElvenny, James. 2024. A History of Modern Linguistics: From the…Read more ›
2023-Sep-30 • 30 minutes
Podcast episode 36: Interview with Ghil‘ad Zuckermann on revivalistics
In this interview, we talk to Ghil‘ad Zuckermann about language reclamation and revival in Australia and around the world. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 36 The Barngarla trinity: people, language, land. The Barngarla…Read more ›
2023-Jul-31 • 22 minutes
Podcast episode 35: Interview with Nick Thieberger on historical documentation and archiving
In this interview, we talk to Nick Thieberger about the value of historical documentation for linguistic research, and how this documentation can be preserved and made accessible today and in the future in digital form. Download | Spotify | Apple…Read more ›
2023-Jun-30 • 25 minutes
Podcast episode 34: Interview with Mary Laughren on Central Australia languages and Ken Hale
In this episode, we talk to Mary Laughren about research into the languages of Central Australia in the mid-twentieth century, with a focus on the contributions of American linguist Ken Hale. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts…Read more ›
2023-May-31 • 22 minutes
Podcast episode 33: Formalism and distributionalism
In this episode, we examine the formalist aspects of the linguistic work of Edward Sapir and Leonard Bloomfield, and see how their methods were turned into the doctrines of distributionalism by the following generation. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts…Read more ›
2023-Apr-30 • 20 minutes
Podcast episode 32: Leonard Bloomfield and behaviourism
In this episode, we discuss the leading American linguist Leonard Bloomfield and his connections to the psychological school of behaviourism and the philosophical doctrines of logical positivism. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 32…Read more ›
2023-Mar-31 • 31 minutes
Podcast episode 31: The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
In this episode, we explore the historical background to linguistic relativity or the so-called ‘Sapir-Whorf hypothesis’. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts References for Episode 31 Primary sources Boas, Franz, ed. (1911), Handbook of American Indian Languages,…Read more ›
2023-Mar-31 • 3 minutes
Podcast housekeeping April 2023
This clip is a brief audio update on what’s been happening with the podcast, and what’s going to happen in the next few months. Download | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts
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 ›