Monday, 8 November 2010

etymology is the historical materialism of language


xtina said...

language does not consist of words, but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these words stand

xtina said...

"As for the posited central kin-
ship of languages, it is marked by a distinctive convergence. Lan-
guages are not strangers to one another, but are, a priori and
apart from all historical relationships, interrelated in what they want to express."W.B.