Linguistic History

As well as thinking a lot about historical linguistics, I’m also hugely interested in the history of linguistics, and in how we humans up and down the centuries have been thinking about language like linguists. This is hardly surprising. So, here are some posts through which I can explore and express my interest.


21/07/2022 – Holy Linguists! Part I: Gregory of Nyssa, Jerome and Augustine
Here’s a post about three holy heavyweights and some of the things they wrote about language, whether they meant to or not!

25/10/2022 – Holy Linguists! Part II: Cyril and Methodius, Ælfric of Eynsham, Hildegard of Bingen
And here’s the second part in the series, featuring missionaries, monks and a mystic abbess!

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