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Published: 04 June 2019

352 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198745778

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Linguistic Turns, 1890-1950

Writing on Language as Social Theory

Ken Hirschkop

  • A study of the rise of 'linguistic philosophy', structuralist linguistics, Formalist criticism and other movements from 1890 to 1950 that offers a fresh account of what has come to be known as the 'linguistic turn'
  • Explores connections between European writers previously only studied in isolation
  • A bold new thesis regarding the cultural and intellectual history of Europe
  • Precise and thorough analyses of the work of important writers including Saussure, Russell, Wittgenstein, Bakhtin, Benjamin, Cassirer, Shklovskii, the Russian Futurists, Ogden and Richards, Sorel, Gramsci
  • Demonstrates links between philosophy, linguistics, and politics