A bit of history

If you’re fascinated with the history of ideas in relation to linguistics, you’ll be interested in these free, newly-designed, ebooks of original documents published from the 1880s onwards.

Please note: these publications are mostly antiquated curiosities, noteworthy mainly for their historical value and not as scientific references to be consulted for 21st Century speech-language therapy information and resources.

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Lectures on Language Lectures On Language

by WILLIAM STEVENS BALCH

1838

On the Evolution of Language

On the Evolution of Language

by JOHN WESLEY POWELL

1881

English as She is Wrote

English as She is Wrote

by ANONYMOUS

1883

The Canadian Elocutionist

The Canadian Elocutionist

by ANNA K. HOWARD

1885
The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song

The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song

by F.W. Mott

1910

Language: an Introduction to the Study of Speech

Language

by EDWARD SAPIR

1921

Stammering: Its Cause and Cure Stammering: Its Cause and Cure

by BENJAMIN NATHANIEL BOGUE

Note: comes with a warning!

1929