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Saussure and his interpreters

Author: Roy Harris
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"In an important supplement to the new edition, account is taken of recently foiund notes in Saussure's hand. The discovery re-opens the whole questions of the extent to which the Cours de linguistique generale, posthumously published in 1916, accurately reflects the stage that Saussure's thinking about language and communication had reached by the time of his death. It suggests a new interpretation of Saussure that  Read more...
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Harris, Roy, 1931-
Saussure and his interpreters.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)647494980
Named Person: Ferdinand de Saussure; Ferdinand de Saussure; Ferdinand de Saussure; Ferdinand de Saussure; Louis Hjelmslev; Roman Jakobson; Claude Lévi-Strauss; Roland Barthes; Noam Chomsky; Jacques Derrida; Ferdinand de Saussure; Leonard Bloomfield
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Harris
ISBN: 0748617833 9780748617838
OCLC Number: 52738129
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Description: viii, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Interpreting the Interpreters --
2. The Students' Saussure --
3. The Editors' Saussure --
4. Bloomfield's Saussure --
5. Hjelmslev's Saussure --
6. Jakobson's Saussure --
7. Levi-Strauss's Saussure --
8. Barthes's Saussure --
9. Chomsky's Saussure --
10. Derrida's Saussure --
11. History's Saussure --
Postscript: A New Saussure?
Responsibility: Roy Harris.

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