15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

The Department of Phonetics and Linguistics at SOAS. The Institutional Life of Firthian Prosodic Analysis versus its Official History

Elena Battaner-Moro

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

British linguist John R. Firth (1890-1960) is said to be the responsible of the theory of context of situation and the theory of prosodic analysis. Firthian Prosodic Analysis (FPA) is a phonetic and phonological technique mainly applied by Firth's disciples, the so-called London School. FPA is approached in this paper by means of the institutional development of the Department of Phonetics and Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) during the years between 1945 and 1970.

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Bibliographic reference.  Battaner-Moro, Elena (2003): "The department of phonetics and linguistics at SOAS. the institutional life of Firthian prosodic analysis versus its official history", In ICPhS-15, 2681-2684.