SEKE, the KKE and the language question

Delistathi, C. 2013. SEKE, the KKE and the language question. Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. 37 (2), p. 278–292. doi:10.1179/0307013113Z.00000000026

TitleSEKE, the KKE and the language question
TypeJournal article
AuthorsDelistathi, C.
Abstract

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 By examining unpublished sources, shifts in the party’s views become discernible which cannot be attributed solely to changes in the language debates.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.

Keywordslanguage question and communism, language question, language question in Greece
JournalByzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Journal citation37 (2), p. 278–292
ISSN0307-0131
Year2013
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1179/0307013113Z.00000000026
Publication dates
Published online22 Oct 2013

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