Some remarks on historiography of linguistics

  • Federico Albano Leoni
Keywords: Historiographical models, History of Linguistics, History of the “phoneme”, Objet and matière, Phenomenology and structuralism


The paper briefly discusses the problems and methods of language historiography thematizing Saussure’s distinction between matière and objet. A number of representative nexuses are also commented on: the history of the phoneme, the supposed birth of scientific linguistics, the question of precursors, the relation between structuralism and phenomenology, the relation between language theories and research practices.