James McElvenny portrait

James McElvenny
linguist and intellectual historian
University of Edinburgh

Contact: james.mcelvenny@mailbox.org

Books

Monograph

Edited books

  • McElvenny, James, ed. 2019. Gabelentz and the Science of Language. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
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  • McElvenny, James, ed. 2019. Form and Formalism in Linguistics. Berlin: Language Science Press.
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  • Gabelentz, Georg von der. 2016 [1891]. Die Sprachwissenschaft, ihre Aufgaben, Methoden und bisherigen Ergebnisse, hrsg. von Manfred Ringmacher und James McElvenny. Berlin: Language Science Press.
    DOI: 10.17169/langsci.b97.143 (Open access)

Articles

  • McElvenny, James. In Press. ‘La grammaticalisation et la circulation internationale des idées linguistiques’, Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique de Paris.
  • McElvenny, James. 2018. ‘August Schleicher and materialism in nineteenth-century linguistics’, Historiographia Linguistica 45.1, 133-152. DOI: 10.1075/hl.00018.mce
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  • McElvenny, James. 2017. ‘Linguistic aesthetics from the nineteenth to the twentieth century: the case of Otto Jespersen’s “progress in language”’, History of Humanities 2.2, 417-442. DOI: 10.1086/693322
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  • McElvenny, James. 2017. ‘Grammar, typology and the Humboldtian tradition in the work of Georg von der Gabelentz’, Language and History 60.1, 1-20. DOI: 10.1080/17597536.2016.1212580
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  • McElvenny, James. 2016. ‘The fate of form in the Humboldtian tradition: the Formungstrieb of Georg von der Gabelentz’, Language and Communication 47, 30-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.langcom.2015.12.004
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  • McElvenny, James. 2015. ‘The application of C.K. Ogden’s semiotics in Basic English’, Language Problems and Language Planning 39:2, 187-204. DOI: 10.1075/lplp.39.2.05mce
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  • McElvenny, James. 2014. ‘Ogden and Richards’ The Meaning of Meaning and early analytic philosophy’, Language Sciences 41, 212-221. DOI: 10.1016/j.langsci.2013.10.001
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  • McElvenny, James. 2013. ‘International Language and the Everyday: contact and collaboration between C.K. Ogden, Rudolf Carnap and Otto Neurath’, British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21:6, 1194-1218. DOI: 10.1080/09608788.2013.825761
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Chapters

  • McElvenny, James. 2019. ‘Alternating sounds and the formal franchise in phonology’, Form and Formalism in Linguistics, ed. James McElvenny.
  • McElvenny, James. In Press. ‘Nach Humboldt´schem Vorbild: Sprachbeschreibung und Typologie bei Georg von der Gabelentz’, Gabelentz in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, ed. Henning Klöter. Berlin: Language Science Press.
  • McElvenny, James and Manfred Ringmacher. 2019. ‘Content and form of speech’, Gabelentz and the Science of Language, ed. James McElvenny. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Vogel, Annemete von and James McElvenny. 2019. ‘The Gabelentz family in their own words’, Gabelentz and the Science of Language, ed. James McElvenny. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • McElvenny, James. 2010. ‘The diachronic evolution of the direction particle lái in Mandarin’, Grammatical Change: theory and description, ed. Rachel Hendery and Jennifer Hendriks, 185-201. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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Online

Media

Software

Reviews

  • McElvenny, James. 2016. Rezension von Sebastian Fink, Benjamin Whorf, die Sumerer, und der Einfluss der Sprache auf das Denken. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft 26:2, 324-326.
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  • McElvenny, James. 2016. Review of The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics, ed. Keith Allan. Histoire Epistémologie Langage 38:1, 177-179. DOI: 10.1051/hel/2016380109 (Open access)
  • McElvenny, James. 2015. Review of Evaluating Cartesian Linguistics by Christina Brehme. Historiographia Linguistica 42.1, 169-172. DOI: 10.1075/hl.42.1.10mce
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  • McElvenny, James. 2008. Review of Kirrkirr. Language Documentation and Conservation 2.1, 160-165. DOI: 10125/1796 (Open access)