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Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism – C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

James McElvenny


This book is a historical study of influential currents in the philosophy of language and linguistics of the first half of the twentieth century, explored from the perspective of the English scholar C. K. Ogden (1889–1957). Although no ‘Great Man’ in his own right, Ogden had a personal connection, reflected in his work, to several of the most significant figures of the age. The background to the ideas espoused in Ogden’s book The Meaning of Meaning, co-authored with I.A. Richards (1893–1979), is examined in detail, along with the application of these ideas in his international language project ... More

Keywords: modernism, semiotics, semantics, analytic philosophy, significs, Vienna Circle, logical positivism, constructed languages, interlinguistics, Basic English

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474425032
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James McElvenny, author
University of Potsdam

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