Publication details [#2592]

Dempe, Hellmuth. 1930. Was ist Sprache? Eine sprachphilosophische Untersuchung im Anschluss an die Sprachtheorie Karl Bühlers. H. Böhlau. viii + 116 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Person as a subject


An attempt to show that language is essentially an instrument for intentional representation. D. discusses Bühler's function-theory; he analyzes the concept of 'language', and introduces and discusses the concept of 'speech act'; he analyzes the concept of 'function', and develops his functional theory of language.