7 May 2016
Congratulations to Professor Andrew Linn on his new election as the President of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas, which will take effect from September 2016. Professor Linn joined the University of Westminster in February 2016 as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities, after being Professor of the History
7 April 2016
The Fourteenth International Conference On The History of The Language Sciences, ICHoLS XIV, will be held from August 28 to September 1, 2017 in...
1 March 2016
Please find attached the Call for Papers for this year’s Henry Sweet Society colloquium (click HERE), to be held at Pembroke College, Cambridge September...
The Society invites applications for small amounts of funding (usually up to a maximum of £500) to support any form of activity which brings together language and history and allows them to be enjoyed by a non-academic audience. This money is made available thanks to the generosity of the late Martin Burr who was himself a non-academic with a passion for the study of language and history and the connection between them.
Language and History is the Society's academic journal.
It aims to promote the study of the history of all branches of linguistic thought, theoretical and applied, and including non-European traditions.
Its fields of interest include the history both of the major subject areas of linguistics and also more specialised topics, such as writing systems, literacy, rhetoric, and the application of linguistic ideas within professional and technical fields.