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ERIC Number: ED024921
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Publication Date: 1967
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Linguistics Here and Now.
Sebeok, Thomas A.
ACLS Newsletter, v18 n1-2 Jan-Feb 1967
At a meeting in November 1966, sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, members of public and private organizations were briefed on the state of linguistics and what it has to offer other disciplines: (1) its basic unity despite organizational diversity; (2) its breadth, as the science of verbal structure, and how it relates to all other disciplines; (3) how the prospects for linguistic contributions have developed from past accomplishments. William Moulton described development of the Linguistic Society of America, the Committee on Language Programs of the ACLS, and the Center for Applied Linguistics. He pointed out the contributions and growth of various professional journals, Summer Institutes, institutions giving advanced degrees, and local clubs. Noam Chomsky discussed recurrent themes in linguistics, relationship with other disciplines, and the synthesis of rational grammar with structural linguistics. Einar Haugen reviewed international developments, the establishment of the Linguistic Society of Europe, the prominence of American linguistics since World War II, the quinquennial congresses and the Linguistic Bibliography guided by UNESCO's Permanent International Committee of Linguists. Charles Ferguson reported on the expansion of Applied Linguistics from second language teaching to include computational linguistics, machine translation, and many other areas. (MK)
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