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ERIC Number: ED107146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
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Towards a Sociology of Linguistics.
Marchand, James W.
One of the more interesting facets of the philosophy of science today is the stress placed on the sociology of knowledge. People have slowly come to realize that knowledge is to a great extent conditioned by the ambience, the social milieu in which it exists. In the present paper, an attempt is made to draw a miniature socio-profile of the field in terms of the following parameters: (1) meta-language, (2) dissemination of knowledge, (3) reward system, (4) school building, (5) reluctance to entropism, and (6) energizing (outside influence). The parameter most discussed is school building, certainly the least attractive feature of modern American linguistics. A set of rules are evolved to aid in combatting collectivism in our discipline. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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