Moscow linguistic circle

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The Moscow linguistic circle was a group of important thinkers in semiotics, literary theory, and linguistics active in Moscow from 1915 to ca. 1924. Its members included Filipp Fedorovich Fortunatov (its founder),[1] Roman Jakobson, Grigory Vinokur, Boris Tomashevsky, and Petr Bogatyrev. The group was a counterpart to the St. Petersburg linguistic group OPOJAZ; between them, these two groups (together with the later Prague linguistic circle) were responsible for the development of Russian formalist literary semiotics and linguistics.


  1. ^ "Fortunatov, Filipp Fedorovich ": entry in The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979).