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The Person

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines the early life and career of Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913). The Saussures belonged to an exclusive circle of the most prominent families in Geneva. Saussure grew up in a ... More


Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Boris Gasparov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) revolutionized the study of language, signs, and discourse in the twentieth century. He successfully reconstructed the proto-Indo-European vowel ... More


Fragmentation and Progressivity: Saussure’s Semiotics in the Mirror of Early Romantic Epistemology

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter attempts to trace Saussure's intellectual roots. Exploring the philosophical ground from which his ideas emerged could lead to a reconfiguration of his entire intellectual landscape. In ... More


The Editors' Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's ideas by the editors of the Course in General Linguistics, explaining that it was Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye themselves who ... More


The Writings

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines Saussure's writings. In the early 1890s, Saussure began to put down his thoughts on paper the moment they occurred to him, without giving heed to what preceded or would follow ... More


Derrida's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Jacques Derrida's interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's linguistic ideas. It explains that Derrida considered Saussure as one of the founders of modern linguistics and as ... More


Interpreting the Interpreters

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the interpreters of the ideas of Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure. It explains the these interpreters were chosen to provide a better understanding of what the fate of ... More


Lévi-Strauss's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyses anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss' interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's ideas about linguistics, explaining that Lévi-Strauss is commonly cited as one of the most ... More


Introduction: Saussure, “Saussurism,” and “Saussurology”

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This introductory chapter first describes the release of Saussure's Course in General Linguistics in 1916 to much acclaim, and its passage to obscurity starting in the late 1960s. It then details the ... More


The Originality of Saussure

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter attempts to establish the originality which Jacques Derrida grants to Ferdinand de Saussure within the epoch of the sign. Such originality stands or falls on the status of Saussure's ... More


History's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the legacy and historical importance of Ferdinand de Saussure's ideas about linguistics. It discusses English linguist J.R. Firth's classification of all linguists of his ... More


Saussure, Firth, and Bakhtin: Unity, Diversity, and Theory

Austin E. Quigley

in Theoretical Inquiry: Language, Linguistics, and Literature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101669
eISBN:
9780300129816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101669.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, John Rupert Firth, and Mikhail Bakhtin. Saussure's Course in General Linguistics reflected his recognition of the heterogeneity of the ... More


What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Russell Daylight

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Between 1907 and 1911, Ferdinand de Saussure gave three series of lectures on the topic of general linguistics. After his death, these lecture notes were gathered together by his students and ... More


Saussure: Language, Sign, World

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While Saussure set out to found linguistics as a science, Wittgenstein sought to understand our lives in language. For this reason, their different visions of language don’t directly compete. This ... More


Diachrony and History

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter first examines the only book Saussure published in his lifetime Mémoire sur le système primitif des voyelles dans les langues indo-européennes (1878), which overturned the conventional ... More


Writing, Speech, and the Voice

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

In many of his early works, including Of Grammatology, Jacques Derrida presents the concept of the sign as essentially produced and limited by a certain metaphysical tradition. That claim produces ... More


Jakobson's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Roman Jakobson's interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's ideas about linguistics, explaining that Jakobson's approach to Saussure was nothing if not eclectic. He picked out ... More


Barthes's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' interpretation of the linguistic ideas of Ferdinand de Saussure. It discusses Barthes' proposed creation of an academic discipline of neo-Saussurean inspiration ... More


The Students' Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's ideas by his students. It explains that the question of the value of the students' evidence concerning Saussure's thinking about ... More


Bloomfield's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Leonard Bloomfield's view on Ferdinand de Saussure's linguistic ideas. Bloomfield, one of the most influential figures in American linguistics in the first half of the ... More


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