ON THE NEED FOR A LINGUISTIC (META)HISTORIOGRAPHY
The present article reflects basic questions, problems and findings of the historiography of linguistics on the background of historiography of science. The first part deals with the reasons and motivations for such activity and presents some general information about the history, development and contemporary state of the historiography and metahistoriography of linguistics and their relevance. The second part articulates some methodological postulates for work in the field of linguistic historiography. The third part consists of an evaluation of Cerny's Dejiny lingvistiky and Kapitoly z dejin ceske jazykovedne bohemistiky by Pleskalova, Krcmova, Vecerka & Karlik against the background of the previous parts. The critique of the books in question should open debate on the state of Czech linguistic historiography and its awareness of international research trends and findings.
Marek Nagy, Katedra bohemistiky FF UP, Olomouc, Czech Republic
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