Memoirs

Download A life for language : a biographical memoir of Leonard by Robert A. Hall Jr. PDF

By Robert A. Hall Jr.

Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was once one of many maximum linguists of the 20th century. He dedicated his complete lifestyles to a thorough-going examine of language, its constitution and its use, summed up in masterly model in his booklet Language (1933). After his untimely loss of life on the age of sixty two, his paintings was once at the start acclaimed as an exemplary software of the clinical approach to linguistics, yet then fell into unjustified forget. Now that the centenary of his start has handed, the time has come for the tale of Bloomfield's lifestyles and paintings to be stated in a biography. as a result, basing his dialogue on all on hand fabrics (including a few details no longer obtainable till recently), Professor corridor has provided Bloomfield's existence heritage in its highbrow and cultural environment. This booklet isn't just a biography, but in addition a private memoir, within which corridor attracts on his contacts with Bloomfield, who used to be his instructor at Chicago and a senior colleague at Yale. There emerges from this examine a fuller photo than we have now had heretofore, featuring either Bloomfield's well-known fulfillment in setting up the research of language as a systematic self-discipline, and the less-known points of his personality and of his own lifestyles, which in yes respects was once very tragic and unhappy.

Show description

Read Online or Download A life for language : a biographical memoir of Leonard Bloomfield PDF

Similar memoirs books

Beyond the Pale

The govt is aware that Daphne city is a vampire, and so they have an ultimatum: undercover agent for them, or be killed. the alternative is simple. she will converse thirteen languages, has a genius IQ, and has escaped detection for almost years-making her ideal for staff Darkwing. Her first undertaking is to get just about Bonaventure, a shady fingers broker with an unforeseen reward for seduction.

Memoirs of Doctor Burney, Volume 3: Arranged from His Own Manuscripts, from Family Papers, and from Personal Recollections

Charles Burney (1726-1814), the track historian, is healthier remembered for his normal heritage of tune and the money owed of his musical excursions in Europe. He was once a pal of Samuel Johnson and David Garrick, corresponded with Diderot and Haydn and used to be made Fellow of the Royal Society in 1773. even supposing he used to be a tune instructor via career, it was once his writings on song which introduced him common popularity.

Grace After Midnight: A Memoir

Whereas Felicia is an excellent actor in a very chilling position, what is so much outstanding approximately "Snoop" is what she has triumph over in her lifestyles. Snoop used to be born a three-pound cross-eyed crack child in East Baltimore. these streets are one of the hardest on this planet, yet Snoop was once more durable. The runt of the ghetto confirmed an early flair for drug slinging and violence and thrived as a toddler gangsta till she landed in Jessup kingdom penal complex after killing a lady in self-defense.

Crime Seen: From Patrol Cop to Profiler, My Stories from Behind the Yellow Tape

A felony profiler, expert at Quantico, former leader Superintendent of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Kate traces recounts her amazing tale utilizing pivotal instances she labored on during her profession.      How does a farm lady from Ennismore input a male-dominated box and turn into a most sensible felony profiler and groundbreaking chief?

Additional resources for A life for language : a biographical memoir of Leonard Bloomfield

Example text

Many of his students, perhaps the majority, were specialists in literature, taking courses in philology only to meet a requirement. They often resented Bloomfield's unwillingness to accept approx­ imations in lieu of accurate statements and formulations, for instance when they were called upon to trace the etymology of a word or the development of a sound-change. For example, he refused to accept any discussion of a phonol­ ogical development as a "tendency", insisting that such terminology obscured the essential nature of sound-change, which he viewed as uncompromisingly regular.

On February 7, in a fit of depression, she committed suicide by taking cyanide. Her brother Leonard was notified of her suicide by Dean Virginia Gildersleeve of Barnard, and replied that he would go to New York for the interment, which he did. Marie was not the only member of the Bloomfield and Sayers families to manifest mental instability, though she was the only one to carry it as far as suicide. Her elder brother, Grover Bloomfield, had (according to Léon Després) an outstanding career as a chemist, until he suffered a psychological break-down and was on disability insurance for the rest of his life.

When my wife Frances and I had dinner at the Bloomfields' at Chicago in 1937, they had a pair of dachshunds to which they were clearly greatly attached. Bloomfield was very fond of practical jokes, of a quiet kind. Mrs. Sayers tells how, on the first night she and her husband Alfred stayed at the Bloomfields at Columbus in 1935, they turned down the bed-covers and saw, walking in a stately row, five bed-bugs, which of course turned out to be made of tin. She had time to motion to her husband to be quiet and open the door, "and there was Leonard outside, waiting to hear the screams".

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 41 votes