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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

The Form of Information in Science

Analysis of an Immunology Sublanguage

Authors: Harris, Z., Gottfried, M., Ryckman, Th., Daladier, A., Mattick, P.

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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Reducing Texts to Formulas

    Harris, Zellig

    Pages 1-24

  • Result: Formulas of Information

    Harris, Zellig

    Pages 25-63

  • From Structure to Information

    Harris, Zellig

    Pages 64-84

  • Sublanguage Formulas as Information Units

    Ryckman, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 85-111

  • The Apparatus of Sublanguage Transformations

    Gottfried, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 112-150

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Form of Information in Science
Book Subtitle
Analysis of an Immunology Sublanguage
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
104
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2837-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2837-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-2516-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7777-4
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 589
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