The Koernerian Revolution: In memoriam E. F. K. Koerner (1939-2022)

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This is an obituary of E. F. K. Koerner, summarising his life and work, and arguing that the 'revolutions' in linguistics which were a key theme of his research actually include a revolution of his own, which successfully overthrew the domination of particular institutions and schools of thought, and has helped to make linguistics a much more diverse field of study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalHistoriographia Linguistica: International Journal for the History of the Language Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2022


  • E. F. K. Koerner
  • history of linguistics


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