John E. Joseph

List of John Benjamins publications for which John E. Joseph plays a role.

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Journal

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Subjects History of linguistics | Philosophy | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Historical linguistics | History of linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Historical linguistics | History of linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Linguistic Theory and Grammatical Description: Nine Current Approaches

Edited by Flip G. Droste and John E. Joseph

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 75] 1991. vii, 355 pp.
Subjects Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Articles

Read outside its immediate historical context, Languages in Contact (1953) by Uriel Weinreich (1926–1967), most particularly its Preface by André Martinet (1908–1999), contains statements that can seem contradictory and mystifying. Describing his student Weinreich’s book, Martinet characterises… read more
Joseph, John E. 2015 Preface: Meillet and grammaticalisationNew Directions in Grammaticalization Research, Smith, Andrew D.M., Graeme Trousdale and Richard Waltereit (eds.), pp. vii–x | Article
Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) is routinely criticized for denying the possibility of iconicity in language through his principle of the arbitrariness of linguistic signs. Yet two of his articles, one from the beginning (1877) and the other from the end (1912) of his career, propose analyses of… read more
Charles-Louis Longchamp (1802–1874) was the dominant figure in Latin studies in Geneva in the 1850s and 1860s and had a formative influence on the Latin teachers of Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913). Longchamp’s work was in the grammaire générale tradition, which, on account of historical anomalies… read more
Joseph, John E. 2012 The Genius of the Italian Language: Politics and PoeticsHistoriographia Linguistica 39:2/3, pp. 369–377 | Review article
Joseph, John E. and Frederick J. Newmeyer 2012 ‘All Languages Are Equally Complex’: The rise and fall of a consensusHistoriographia Linguistica 39:2/3, pp. 341–368 | Article
Throughout most of the history of the discipline, linguists have had little hesitation in comparing languages in terms of their relative complexity, whether or not they extrapolated judgements of superiority or inferiority from such comparisons. By the mid 20th century, however, a consensus had… read more
Joseph, John E. 2010 Chomsky’s Atavistic Revolution (with a little help from his enemies)Chomskyan (R)evolutions, Kibbee, Douglas A. (ed.), pp. 1–18 | Article
The Oxford English Dictionary defines Modernism as a “movement characterised by a deliberate break with classical and traditional forms or methods”. This is borne out by examination of how ‘modern’ linguists have routinely established an ironic distance between their own work and what went before.… read more
This article analyses previously unpublished notes by Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) contained in a single large register which he used in the first half of the 1880s. The earliest pages include his detailed reactions to La parole intérieure (1881) by Victor Egger (1848–1909). Although these… read more
Attempts at distinguishing one part of language from another on the basisof naturalness, or certain other criteria that recapitulate the dichotomy of something that is grounded versus something that is not, can be regarded as normative, and ultimately tautological. A historical continuity exists… read more
Joseph, John E. 2007 Two mysteries of Saussure’s early years resolvedHistoriographia Linguistica 34:1, pp. 155–166 | Miscellaneous
Joseph, John E. 2006 12. The shifting role of languages in Lebanese Christian and Muslim identitiesExplorations in the Sociology of Language and Religion, Omoniyi, Tope and Joshua A. Fishman † (eds.), pp. 165–179 | Chapter
Linguistic identities are double-edged swords because, while functioning in a positive and productive way to give people a sense of belonging, they do so by defining an “us” in opposition to a “them” that becomes all too easy to demonise. Studying the construction of identities is important… read more
Koerner, E.F.K. † and John E. Joseph 2006 Publications Received / Ouvrages reçus / Eingegangene SchriftenNew Approaches to the Study of Later Modern English, pp. 251–262 | Publications received
The 1905 book Essai d’analyse psychologique du méchanisme du langage dans la compréhension by Henri Odier (1873–1938) is noteworthy for containing the first published report of details of the sign theory of Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913). This article discusses those details and Odier’s… read more
Koerner, E.F.K. †, Thorsten Fögen and John E. Joseph 2005 Publications Received / Ouvrages Reçus / Eingegangene SchriftenHistoriographia Linguistica 32:1/2, pp. 261–272 | Publications received
Koerner, E.F.K. †, Jivco Boyadjiev, Thorsten Fögen, John E. Joseph and Jan Noordegraaf 2004 Publications Received/Ouvrages Reçus/Eingegangene SchriftenLinguistica Berolinensia, Fögen, Thorsten and E.F.K. Koerner † (eds.), pp. 485–499 | Publications received
The key formative figure in the intellectual life of the young Ferdinand de Saussure was Adolphe Pictet (1799–1875), a family friend best remembered for his Les origines indo-européennes, ou Les Aryas primitifs: Essai de paléontologie linguistique (1859–1863). A review of its second edition written… read more
Joseph, John E. and E.F.K. Koerner † 2003 Publications received / Ouvrages reçus / Eingegangene schriftenHistoriographia Linguistica 30:1/2, pp. 247–258 | Miscellaneous
Joseph, John E. 2002 Is language a verb? — conceptual change in linguistics and language teachingLanguage in Language Teacher Education, Trappes-Lomax, Hugh and Gibson Ferguson (eds.), pp. 29–47 | Article
Joseph, John E. and E.F.K. Koerner † 2002 Publications received / Ouvrages reçus / Eingegangene schriftenHistoriographia Linguistica 29:1/2, pp. 279–288 | Miscellaneous
Joseph, John E. and E.F.K. Koerner † 2001 Publications received / Ouvrages reçus / Eingegangene SchriftenHistoriographia Linguistica 28:1/2, pp. 277–290 | Miscellaneous
Joseph, John E. 2000 The unconscious and the social in SaussureHistoriographia Linguistica 27:2/3, pp. 307–334 | Article
Saussure stood between two figures, Whitney and Meillet, each of whom was relentlessly opposed to the dominant psychological establishment of his time. Saussure himself was much more ambivalent about psychology, never portraying it as standing in clear opposition to the interests of linguistics or… read more
Embleton, Sheila, John E. Joseph and Hans-Josef Niederehe 1999 Introduction: Problems of structuralist beginnings (and endings)The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the transition from historical-comparative to structural linguistics in honour of E.F.K. Koerner, Embleton, Sheila, John E. Joseph and Hans-Josef Niederehe (eds.), pp. ix ff. | Miscellaneous
Embleton, Sheila, John E. Joseph and Hans-Josef Niederehe 1999 Introduction: Problems of structuralist beginnings (and endings)The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the transition from historical-comparative to structural linguistics in honour of E.F.K. Koerner, Embleton, Sheila, John E. Joseph and Hans-Josef Niederehe (eds.), pp. ix ff. | Miscellaneous
Joseph, John E. 1999 The colonial linguistics of Léopold de SaussureHistory of Linguistics 1996: Volume 1: Traditions in Linguistics Worldwide, Cram, David, Andrew R. Linn and Elke Nowak (eds.), pp. 127 ff. | Chapter
Joseph, John E. 1999 Remembering James D. McCawleyHistoriographia Linguistica 26:3, pp. 265–272 | Obituary
Accusations of ‘racialism’ against Wilhelm von Humboldt’s (1767–1835) theory of language have been based in large measure on remarks in Humboldt (1836) concerning the inferiority of Chinese as an organ of thought. His other comments asserting its excellence are either marginalised or used to… read more
Koerner, E.F.K. † and John E. Joseph 1999 Publications Received / Ouvrages Reçus / Eingegangene ScheriftenHistoriographia Linguistica 26:3, pp. 441–451 | To be specified
Joseph, John E. 1997 1 The “Language Myth” Myth: Roy Harris's Red HerringsLinguistics Inside Out: Roy Harris and his critics, Wolf, George and Nigel Love (eds.), pp. 9 ff. | Article
A scholarly consensus traces the roots of the ‘Sapir-Whorf hypothesis’ to German language theory of the late 18th to early 19th century, which connects the ‘inner form’ of a language with the potential for cultural achievement of the nation that speaks it. This paper attempts to complexify that… read more
Joseph, John E. 1995 Indeterminacy, translation and the lawTranslation and the Law, Morris, Marshall † (ed.), pp. 13 ff. | Article
Joseph, John E. 1995 The Structure of linguistic revolutionsHistoriographia Linguistica 22:3, pp. 379–399 | Review article
Falk, Julia S. and John E. Joseph 1994 The Saleski family and the founding of the LSA linguistic institutesHistoriographia Linguistica 21:1/2, pp. 137–156 | Article
The Linguistic Institutes (LIs) of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) were first envisaged by R. E. Saleski (1890–1971), an obscure scholar who for a time played a prominent role within the LSA (including the administration of the early LIs), but was inexplicably marginalized around 1931–32. E. read more
Although his contributions to the study of language are now all but forgotten, Catholic University of America sociologist Paul Hanly Furfey (b. 1896) gave the first known courses on the Sociology of Language starting in 1943. In 1944, he published articles on language and social class, men’s and… read more
This article traces the changing fortunes of Chomsky’s concepts of ‘core’ and ‘periphery’, from the beginnings of Government and Binding Theory in the late 1970s to the incipient minimalism of the early 1990s. Ten different characterizations of core and periphery are found in Chomsky’s work of the… read more
Droste, Flip G. and John E. Joseph 1991 Introduction: Linguistic Theory and Grammatical DescriptionLinguistic Theory and Grammatical Description: Nine Current Approaches, Droste, Flip G. and John E. Joseph (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Miscellaneous
Coseriu (1977) has contended that Aristotle’s abandonment of the term nómos as the counterpart to phýsis represented a clear and willful break from the earlier tradition of linguistic thought. The present article examines a semantic change that nómos (originally “custom”) was undergoing in 5th… read more
Joseph, John E. 1990 The Abandonment of Nómos in Greek Linguistic ThoughtNorth American Contributions to the History of Linguistics, Dinneen, S.J., Francis P. and E.F.K. Koerner † (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Article
Joseph, John E. 1989 Typology, Diachrony, and Explanatory OrderDiachronica 6:1, pp. 55–74 | Article
SUMMARY The paper examines Bybee's (1988) opinion that language universals cannot be used to explain language change. Placed in its historical context, Bybee's view appears to signal a further weakening in the bond between typology and diachrony that has been so fruitful in the 1970s and 1980s.… read more
SUNTO Lo schema in uso generale per descrivere la situazione linguistica italiana comprende due categorie, 'dialetto regionale' e 'italiano regionale', che si adat-tano difficilmente al sistema sociolinguistico generale VARIETÀ, DIALETTO, LINGUA. Provo di mostrare che queste categorie dovrebbero… read more