Linguistic Turns, 1890-1950: Writing on Language as Social Theory

Author:   Ken Hirschkop (Associate Professor of English, University of Waterloo)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780198745778


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   20 March 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Linguistic Turns shows how intellectuals across Europe suddenly and simultaneously decided that they had to focus their attention on language and that language was central to not only their disciplines, but to the social and political renewal of Europe. The book covers the rise of analytic philosophy, the linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure and his left wing followers in the Soviet Union, the philosophies of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Ernst Cassirer, the literary criticism of Russian Formalism, and the critical work of George Orwell, C. K. Ogden, and I. A. Richards.

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Author:   Ken Hirschkop (Associate Professor of English, University of Waterloo)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.30cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 23.60cm
Weight:   0.582kg
ISBN:  

9780198745778


ISBN 10:   019874577
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   20 March 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Preface 1: Introduction: Linguistic turns as social theory Part I: Order 2: 'Grammar can only be studied in the crowd': Reason, analogy, and the nature of social consent (Ferdinand de Saussure) 3: The ship of logic on the high seas of discourse (Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, a little Gilbert Ryle) 4: Saussure and the Soviets (Kartsevskii, G. O. Vinokur, Iakubinskii) 5: On the diversityDLand productivityDLof language (M. M. Bakhtin, Walter Benjamin, Saussure) Part II: Myth 6: Do they believe in magic? The word as myth, name, and art (C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards, Frege, George Orwell, Bakhtin, Saussure) 7: Myth you can believe in (Ernst Cassirer, Viktor Shklovskii, Velimir Khlebnikov, Roman Jakobson, Benjamin) Excursus: Reversing out: Sorel's heroic myth, Gramsci's slow magic 8: High anxiety, becalmed language, ordinary language philosophy (Wittgenstein, J. L. Austin) Conclusion: Motorways and Cul-de-sacs: What the linguistic turns turned to

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Ken Hirschkop is Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo.

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