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

Beata Stawarska

Abstract

This book draws on recent developments in research on Ferdinand de Saussure’s general linguistics to challenge the structuralist doctrine associated with the Course in General Linguistics (1916) and to propose a phenomenological interpretation of Saussure’s study of language. Such a critical as well as constructive undertaking depends on following two new editorial paradigms: a reexamination of the posthumous Course in light of the relevant sources and a reclamation of the historically authentic materials from Saussure’s Nachlass. This paradigm shift is deployed in the book to expose the diffi ... More

Keywords: Saussure, structuralism, poststructuralism, linguistic phenomenology, Derrida, Lacan, Levi-Strauss, Jakobson, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190213022
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213022.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beata Stawarska, author
University of Oregon