James McElvenny portrait

James McElvenny
linguist and intellectual historian
Universität Siegen


Host: Hiphilangsci Podcast

Co-editor: hiphilangsci.net

Series editor:
History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences,
Language Science Press

Contact: james.mcelvenny@mailbox.org

Books

Monographs

Edited books

  • McElvenny, James, ed. 2023. The Limits of Structuralism: Forgotten texts in the history of modern linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Publisher's website
  • McElvenny, James, ed. 2022. Interviews in the History of Linguistics, vol. I. Berlin: Language Science Press. (Open access) Publisher's website
  • Ploder, Andrea & James McElvenny, eds. 2022. Special issue of Gesprächsforschung on "Sequence Analysis in Linguistics and Social Theory" 23. Open access
  • McElvenny, James & Andrea Ploder, eds. 2021. Holisms of communication: The early history of audio-visual sequence analysis. Berlin: Language Science Press.
    DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5142265 (Open access)
  • McElvenny, James, ed. 2019. Gabelentz and the Science of Language. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
    Publisher's website     Preview on Google Books
    Reviews:
    • Didier Samain in Histoire Épistémologie Langage (2020): 42.2, pp. 175–179.
      DOI: 10.1051/hel/2020023
    • Jacques François in Historiographia Linguistica (2020): 47.2/3, pp. 340–346.
      DOI: 10.1075/hl.00071.fra
  • McElvenny, James, ed. 2019. Form and Formalism in Linguistics. Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2654375 (Open access)
    Publisher's website
    Reviews:
  • 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)

Podcast

Media and Online

Articles

Chapters

  • McElvenny, James. 2023. ‘Gabelentz' typology: Humboldtian linguistics on the threshold of structuralism’, The Limits of Structuralism: Forgotten texts in the history of modern linguistics, James McElvenny (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • McElvenny, James. 2023. ‘Scouting the limits of structuralism’, The Limits of Structuralism: Forgotten texts in the history of modern linguistics, James McElvenny (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • McElvenny, James & Andrea Ploder. 2021. ‘Capturing the whole’, Holisms of communication: The early history of audio-visual sequence analysis, James McElvenny &am; Andrea Ploder (eds.), vii–xix. Berlin: Language Science Press.
    DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5142265 (Open access)
  • McElvenny, James. 2020. ‘Nach Humboldt´schem Vorbild: Sprachbeschreibung und Typologie bei Georg von der Gabelentz’, Von Lindenblättern und verderbten Dialekten: Neue Studien zu Georg von der Gabelentz (1840 –1893), Henning Klöter & Xuetao Li (eds.), 77–98. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
  • McElvenny, James. 2020. ‘La grammaticalisation et la circulation internationale des idées linguistiques’, Les linguistes allemands du XIXème siècle et leurs interlocuteurs étrangers, ed. Jacques François, 201–212. Paris: Éditions de la Société de Linguistique de Paris.
    Open access
  • McElvenny, James. 2019. ‘Alternating sounds and the formal franchise in phonology’, Form and Formalism in Linguistics, ed. James McElvenny, 35–58. Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2654351
  • McElvenny, James. 2019. Introduction to Form and Formalism in Linguistics, ed. James McElvenny, iii–viii. Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2654351
  • McElvenny, James and Manfred Ringmacher. 2019. ‘Content and form of speech’, Gabelentz and the Science of Language, ed. James McElvenny, 131–313. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Vogel, Annemete von & James McElvenny. 2019. ‘The Gabelentz family in their own words’, Gabelentz and the Science of Language, ed. James McElvenny, 13–26. 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.
    Green open access

Software

  • Mark Donohue, Rebecca Hetherington, James McElvenny (programmer), & Virginia Dawson. 2013. World Phonotactics Database.
  • McElvenny, James. 2010. Wunderkammer.

Reviews and other

  • McElvenny, James. 2022. Ernst Frideryk Konrad Koerner, ein Nachruf. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft 32:1, 127–129.
  • 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.
    Green open access
  • 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
    Green open access
  • McElvenny, James. 2008. Review of Kirrkirr. Language Documentation and Conservation 2.1, 160-165. DOI: 10125/1796 (Open access)