By Leonard Bloomfield
This can be a fac simile version of Bloomfield's An creation to the research of Language (New York 1914), with an introductory article via Joseph S. Kess.
Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was once accountable for vintage textbooks within the box of linguistics. the sooner, reproduced the following, exhibits a few amazing adjustments to his later perspectives, reflecting a lot of the then-current pondering on language issues. As such, it represents not just an engaging statement at the theoretical improvement of a very influential linguist, yet extra importantly, it's a telling record within the evolving background of the self-discipline and a wealthy resource for the (psycho)linguist attracted to how and why we obtained from the place we have been to the place we're.
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Glides and mixtures of articulation 10. Syllables 11. Stress 12. Pitch 13. Duration 14. Limitation of articulations in each dialect. . . 15. Automatic variations . . . 1 4 7 8 10 18 16 1 7 18 19 21 26 . 27 . 28 33 38 40 41 43 51 . 53 . 54 VIII CONTENTS Page CHAPTER III. THE MENTAL BASIS OF LANGUAGE. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. The place of language in our mental life Total experiences The analysis of total experiences The naming of objects The development of abstract words Psychologic composition of the word Grammatical categories Psychologic character of the linguistic forms .
In Mueller's (1979:28) words, Wundt's way of thinking about psychology, and the thinking of those that followed in his tradition, did not contain the essential ingredients that could have generated twentieth century psychology... one is struck by the fact that all [but Wundt] are characterized by experimental or observational procedures that are still acceptable as bona fide scientific procedure. The one line of inquiry that specified, and was based on, an "experimental" procedure that is not judged acceptable as a method of scientific investigation at the pre- XXX JOSEPH F.
History of Linguistic Thought and Contemporary Linguistics, ed. by Herman Parret, pp. 685718. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. Kroesch, Samuel. 1933. Review of Bloomfield 1933. 594-597. (Repr. in Hockett 1970, pp. ) Kuhn, Thomas S. 1970. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 2nd Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Lane, George S. 1945. "Changes of Emphasis in Linguistics with Particular Reference to Paul and Bloomfield". 465-483. Leary, David E. 1979. "Wundt and After: Psychology's Shifting Relations with the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Philosophy".
An Introduction to the Study of Language by Leonard Bloomfield