Cambridge Companion to Saussure

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Dezember 2004



Ferdinand de Saussure is widely considered to be the founder of both modern Linguistics and Structuralism. This Companion brings together a team of leading scholars to offer a fresh new account of Saussures work. As well as looking at his pioneering Course in General Linguistics, they consider his lesser-known early work, his more recently-discovered manuscripts, and his influence on other disciplines such as cultural studies, philosophy, literature and semiotics. With contributions by specialists in each field, this comprehensive guide creates a unique picture of the lasting importance of Saussures thought.


Part I. Out of the Nineteenth Century: 1. Saussure and Indo-European linguistics Anna Murpurgo Davies; 2. The Paris years Carol Sanders; 3. The making of the 'cours de linguistique generale' Rudolf Engler; 4. The linguistic sign John E. Joseph; 5. 'Langue' and 'parole' W. Terrence Gordon; 6. System, arbitrariness, value Claudine Normand; Part II. After the 'Cours': 7. Saussure and American linguistics Julia S. Falk; 8. Saussure and structuralist linguistics in Europe Christian Puech; 9. The Russian critique of Saussure Stephen Hutchings; 10. Saussure, Barthes and structuralism Steven Ungar; 11. Saussure's anagrams Peter Wunderli; 12. Saussure and Derrida Geoffrey Bennington; Part IV. New Debates and Directions: 13. Saussure's unfinished semantics Simon Bouquet; 14. Saussure, linguistic theory and philosophy of science Christopher Norris; 15. Saussure and semiotics Paul Boissac.


Carol Sanders is Professor of French at the University of Surrey.


"This book offers varied perspectives, including discussions of Saussure and American linguists, and the Russian critique. Both the essays and the extensive bibliography will be useful to scholars in linguists and related fields." CHOICE
EAN: 9780521804868
ISBN: 0521804868
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Format: kartoniert
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