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Prague Linguistic Circle, The By Norris, Christopher

DOI: 10.4324/0123456789-REM1830-1
Published: 26/04/2018
Retrieved: 28 March 2023, from


The Prague Linguistic Circle was a group of linguists, philologists, literary theorists, and cultural analysts who began meeting on a regular basis in 1926 and thereafter exerted a widespread influence throughout the century. Its members defined the approach as jointly structuralist and functionalist, although the structuralist aspect of their project acquired greater international visibility. Their collective programme involved a dual focus both on the relations of structural contrast and resemblance that make up a given language or cultural artefact and – inseparably from that, they argued – on the role of those structures conceived in terms of their internal and (to some extent) external function.

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Norris, Christopher. "Prague Linguistic Circle, The." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 28 Mar. 2023 doi:10.4324/0123456789-REM1830-1

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