|Title||SEKE, the KKE and the language question|
This article presents an overview of SEKE and the KKE’s views on the language question between 1918 and 1936. By examining unpublished sources, shifts in the party’s views become discernible which cannot be attributed solely to changes in the language debates. The article introduces two innovations: it argues that there is a correlation between political changes within the KKE and transformations in its views on language, and analyses these with reference to ideas on language in the USSR. Studying these views augments our knowledge of a relatively neglected dimension of the language question. Moreover, as the influence of Marxism on some Greek intellectuals increased in this period, its findings can be used to elucidate aspects of literary production.
|Keywords||language question and communism, language question, language question in Greece|
|Journal||Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies|
|Journal citation||37 (2), p. 278–292|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1179/0307013113Z.00000000026|
|Published online||22 Oct 2013|