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The Soviet Linguistic Controversy. Translated

The Soviet Linguistic Controversy. Translated

By John V. Murra and Others

King's Crown Press (Columbia University), 1951, 98 pp.

A translation of the principal articles and statements concerning the proper Marxist view of linguistics. The implications of Stalin's verdict--"a Marxist cannot regard language as a superstructure over a base"--extend much beyond the field of language study.