A forgotten social science? Creating a place for linguistics in the historical dialogue.

@article{MartinNielsen2011AFS,
  title={A forgotten social science? Creating a place for linguistics in the historical dialogue.},
  author={Janet Martin-Nielsen},
  journal={Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={
          147-72
        }
}
  • Janet Martin-Nielsen
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
The post-World War II era was one of great triumph for American linguists-and yet linguistics is all but absent from the historical literature on postwar social science. This paper aims to illuminate this curious situation: to understand its provenance, evaluate its merits, and contextualize it broadly. I argue that the historiographic lacuna results from two factors: (1) the opt-out of linguists from the wider American social science community, and (2) historical-developmental and… Expand
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