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|Named Person:||Ferdinand de Saussure|
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|ISBN:||9780231157803 0231157800 9780231504454 0231504454|
|Description:||x, 227 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction : Saussure, "Saussurism," and "Saussurology" --
Part 1. Voluble silence : Saussure and his legacy. The person: The roots, Years of learning, Paris and Geneva ; The writings: The published and the perishable, Fragmentariness, Reading the Course in general linguistics --
Part 2. Postulates about language and their demise. Antinomies of the sign: Linguistics in search of its subject, The double nature of the sign, Arbitrariness and negativity : language as pure form, Immutability and mutability of signs : an indissoluble antinomy, Freedom and Aporia ; Fragmentation and progressivity : Saussure's semiotics in the mirror of early romantic epistemology. In search of Saussure's intellectual roots, A missing link? From "progressive education" to "general linguistics", The speaker of la langue and the early romantic subject : Saussure and Novalis ; Diachrony and history: Toward immutability : constructing the past, Toward mutability : duration, A world in transition : Saussure and Friedrich Schlegel, A tentative compromise : linguistics as a "natural" and a "historical" science --
Part 3. Language in discourse. The anagram ; Linguistics of speech : an unrealizable promise?: From language to speech : bridging the metaphysical gap, "Linguistics of speech" and "romantic poetry", The mystery --
Conclusion : Freedom and mystery --
the peripathetic nature of language: Made in Leipzig, From "science" to philosophy, "To have a system and to have none is equally deadening for the spirit", Anxiety and stoicism.
|Series Title:||University seminars/Leonard Hastings Schoff memorial lectures.|
Boris Gasparov brings great clarity to and elaborates on the rather freely used terminology associated with Ferdinand de Saussure, such as the notion of the arbitrariness of language and the