The article focuses on the relation between speech and truth, elaborated by Heidegger in the period of Being and Time. It argues that Heidegger’s notion of truth is a deeply linguistic one. The basic language unity is not the proposition (statement), but the situated act of speech. The author reconstructs Heidegger’s reading of the Aristotelian theory of statement as well as Heidegger’s appropriation of Husserl’s analysis of truth. The conclusion arrived at is that if speech is in early Heidegger to be true, it must be context-bound and interpretative.