Marxism and the Philosophy of Language

| June 16, 2011

Title: Marxism and the philosophy of language

Author: V.N. Volosinov/ translated by Ladislav Matejka and I.R. Titunik
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986, c1973
Check it out: B809.8 .V59413 1986

From the Publisher: Volosinov’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.

Volosinov 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. Matejka and Titunik have provided a new preface to discuss Volosinov in relation to the great resurgence of interest in all the writing of the circle of Mikhail Bakhtin.

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