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Marxism and the Philosophy of Language

Marxism and the Philosophy of Language

V. N. Vološinov

Translated by Ladislav Matejka and I. R. Titunik

ISBN 9780674550988

Publication date: 07/21/1986

V. N. Vološinov’s important work, first published in Russian in 1929, had to wait a generation for recognition. This first paperback edition of the English translation will be capital for literary theorists, philosophers, linguists, psychologists, and many others.

Vološinov is out to undo the old disciplinary boundaries between linguistics, rhetoric, and poetics in order to construct a new kind of field: semiotics or textual theory. Ladislav Matejka and I. R. Titunik have provided a new preface to discuss Vološinov in relation to the great resurgence of interest in all the writing of the circle of Mikhail Bakhtin.


  • Quite simply one of the best general introductions to linguistics study as a whole.

    —Fredric Jameson, Style

Book Details

  • 224 pages
  • 5-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches
  • Harvard University Press