Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was the most influential American linguist between William Dwight Whitney (1827-1894) and Noam Chomsky (1928-). This work collects the major critical and interpretative writings on Bloomfield's work. It shows how his legacy of theory, description and comparison was transformed in diverse ways both by his contemporaries and by later generations of linguists.
The topics include biographical and general assessments of Bloomfield, reviews of his major works, appraisals of his views on phonology, morphology and syntax, his comparative work on Indo-European and Germanic, of his pioneering work on Austronesian and of his descriptive and comparative work on Algonquian, as well as his pedagogical works on English literacy and introductory German.
Contents Biographical Sketches and General Appraisals Leonard Bloomstein Bernard Bloch 2. Changes of emphasis in linguistics, with particular reference to Paul and Bloomfield (1949) George Sherman Lane 3. Changes of emphasis: A comment (1945) George L. Trager 4. Leonard Bloomfield (1946) Robert Anderson Hall, Jr 5. On the history of structuralizing in 20th century America (1963) Charles F. Voegelin and Florence M. Voegelin 6. Trends in linguistics (1965) Milka Ivic 7. The Bloomfield School (1961) Charles C. Fries 8. Perspectives in linguistics (1970) John T. Waterman 9. The Bloomfieldian model (1972) Bruce R. Stark 10. Modern theories of language (1973) P.W. Davis 11. Linguistics in America 1924-1974: A detached view (1979) E.M. Uhlenbeck 12. Discussion of papers by Yakov Malkiel and E.M. Uhlenbeck (1979) Terence D. Langendoen 13. American Structuralism (1981) Dell H. Hymes and John G. Fought 14. A survey of structural linguistics (1982) Giulio C. Lepschy 15. Recollections of Bloomfield (1989) Kenneth L. Pike 16. Linguistic theory in America: the first quarter century (1986) Frederick J. Newmeyer 17. Review of Newmeyer 1980 (1981) Stephen O. Murray 18. Leonard Bloomfield, the man and the man of science (1988) Robert Henry Robins 19. Otto Jespersen, Leonard Bloomfield, and American structural linguistics (1992) Julia S. Falk 20. Theory groups and the study of languages in North America (1993) Stephen O. Murray 21. Leonard Bloomfield (1995) Francis P.S.J. Dinneen Reviews of Bloomfield 1914 and Reprints 22. Journal of English and German Philology (1915) Tobias Diekhoff 23. Classical Weekly (1917) George Melville Bolling 24. American Journal of Philology (19180 Albert W. Aron 25. Review of Bloomfield 1983: Historiogaphica Linguistica (1983) Robert A. Hall Jr 26. Review of Bloomfield 1983 (reprint of 1914): Canadian Journal of Linguistics (1984) William G. Moulton Reviews of Bloomfield 1983 and Reprints 27. Journal of the American Oriental Society (1933) Franklin Egerton 28. Indogermanische Forschungen (1935) Albert Debrunner 29. Bulletin de la Societe de Linguistique de Paris (1933) Antoine 30. Review of Bloomfield 1933: Journal of English and Germanic Philology Samuel Kroesch 31. Language (1934) Roland G. Kent 32. Review of Bloomfield 1933: Classical Weekly Edgar H. Sturtevant 33. Review of Bloomfield 1935: Language George Melville Bolling 34. Review of Bloomfield 1967 (reprint of 1935):Archiv fur das Stadium der Neueren Sprachen (1970-71) Klaus Baumgartner 35. Bloomfields revisions of language (1933) Sidney R. Smith Other Reviews 36