Saussure's Philosophy of Language as Phenomenology: Undoing the Doctrine of the Course in General Linguistics

Saussure's Philosophy of Language as Phenomenology: Undoing the Doctrine of the Course in General Linguistics

Beata Stawarska


This e-book attracts on contemporary advancements in study on Ferdinand de Saussure's common linguistics to problem the structuralist doctrine linked to the posthumous direction commonly Linguistics (1916) and to advance a brand new philosophical interpretation of Saussure's notion of language established exclusively on actual resource fabrics. This venture follows new editorial paradigms: 1. a severe second look of the 1916 Course in gentle of the proper assets and a couple of. a reclamation of the traditionally real fabrics from Saussure's Nachlass, a few of them lately came upon. In Stawarska's e-book, this editorial paradigm shift serves to reveal the problems surrounding the authentic Saussurean doctrine with its units of oppositional pairings: the signifier and the signified; la langue and la parole; synchrony and diachrony. The e-book accordingly places strain not just at the validity of the posthumous editorial redaction of Saussure's direction as a rule linguistics within the direction, but in addition on its structuralist and post-structuralist legacy in the works of Levi-Strauss, Lacan, and Derrida. Its positive contribution is composed in reclaiming the writings from Saussure's Nachlass within the carrier of a linguistic phenomenology, which intersects person expression within the current with traditionally sedimented social conventions. Stawarska develops the sort of belief of language by means of attractive Saussure's personal reflections with correct writings via Hegel, Husserl, Roman Jakobson, and Merleau-Ponty. ultimately, she enriches her philosophical critique with a close historic account of the cloth and institutional tactics that resulted in the ghostwriting and legitimizing the Course as reputable Saussurean doctrine.

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