Linguistics. Communication. Media Studies. Psychology. Published in 1923, ON DIALOGIC SPEECH is the first study devoted entirely to the concrete ways in which we interact and communicate with each other through language. A groundbreaking exploration of the linguistic, psycho-physiological and socio-political dimensions of dialogue, ON DIALOGIC SPEECH presciently describes and theorizes our own contemporary culture of social media. Tweeting, texting, messaging, emailing, facetiming: ON DIALOGIC SPEECH hands us a master key to understanding how we live today.
Russian linguist Lev Petrovich Yakubinsky (1892-1945) attended the University of Petersburg from 1909-15, during a period of academic renewal and challenge in Russian linguistics, which had hitherto been dominated by the neogrammarian study of language. The neogrammarians' positivist and historicist approach was contested by a range of young scholars concerned with the functional and social diversity of language as an individual and collective activity. In this heated atmosphere of re-evaluation and change Yakubinsky, together with some of his fellow students and colleagues, such as Osip Brik and Viktor B. Shklovsky, founded, in 1916, the Society for the Study of Poetic Language, thus initiating the movement that would subsequently go down in history under the moniker 'Russian Formalism' (without which, in turn, such schools of thought and criticism as structuralism, poststructuralism and deconstruction would be unthinkable).Author City: St Petersburg RUS