Publication details [#9795]

Volosinov, V.N. 1973. Marxism and the philosophy of language. Seminar Press. vii + 205 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


V. discusses the philosophy of language and its significance for Marxism (the study of ideologies, the relation of the basis to the superstructures, objective psychology), and proposes steps toward a Marxist philosophy of language (discussing language, speech, utterance, verbal interaction, theme and meaning) and toward a history of forms of utterance in language constructions (discusing syntax, reported speech, indirect discourse, direct and quasi-direct discourse - with special reference to French, German, and Russian).

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