Valentin Nikolaevich Voloshinov (June 18, 1895, St. Petersburg – June 13, 1936, Leningrad) was a Soviet/Russian linguist, whose work has been influential in the field of literary theory and Marxist theory of ideology.
Written in the late 1920s in the USSR, Voloshinov's Marxism and the Philosophy of Language attempts to incorporate the field of linguistics into Marxism. The book's main ... more »
''Everything ideological possesses meaning: it represents, depicts, or stands for something lying outside itself. In other words, it is a sign. Without signs there is no ideology.''V.N. (Valintin Nikolaevic) Volosinov (1905-1960), Russian linguist. Marxism and the Philosophy of Language, ch. 1 (1929).