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Marxism and the Philosophy of Language

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PAPERBACK

$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674550988

Publication Date: 07/21/1986

Short

224 pages

5-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches

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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.

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