© 1989

The Form of Information in Science

Analysis of an Immunology Sublanguage

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Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 104)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Zellig Harris
    Pages 1-24
  3. Zellig Harris
    Pages 25-63
  4. Zellig Harris
    Pages 64-84
  5. Thomas Ryckman, Michael Gottfried
    Pages 85-111
  6. Michael Gottfried, Thomas Ryckman
    Pages 112-150
  7. Anne Daladier
    Pages 170-191
  8. T. N. Harris, Susanna Harris
    Pages 192-215
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 217-593

About this book


DOES DISCOURSE HAVE A 'STRUCTURE'? HARRIS'S REVOLUTION IN LINGUISTICS As a freshman back in 1947 I discovered that within the various academic divisions and subdivisions of the University of Pennsylvania there existed a something (it was not a Department, but a piece of the Anthropology Department) called 'Linguistic Analysis'. I was an untalented but enthusiastic student of Greek and a slightly more talented student of German, as well as the son of a translator, so the idea of 'Linguistic Analysis' attracted me, sight unseen, and I signed up for a course. It turned out that 'Linguistic Analysis' was essentially a graduate program - I and another undergraduate called Noam Chomsky were the only two undergraduates who took courses in Linguistic Analysis - and also that it was essentially a one-man show: a professor named Zellig Harris taught all the courses with the aid of graduate Teaching Fellows (and possibly - I am not sure - one Assistant Professor). The technicalities of Linguistic Analysis were formidable, and I never did master them all. But the powerful intellect and personality of Zellig Harris drew me like a lodestone, and, although I majored in Philosophy, I took every course there was to take in Linguistic Analysis from then until my gradua­ tion. What 'Linguistics' was like before Zellig Harris is something not many people care to remember today.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Form of Information in Science
  • Book Subtitle Analysis of an Immunology Sublanguage
  • Authors Z. Harris
    Michael Gottfried
    Thomas Ryckman
    Anne Daladier
    Paul Mattick
  • Series Title Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2516-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7777-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2837-4
  • Series ISSN 0068-0346
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 589
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pragmatism
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