Saussure: Signs, System and Arbitrariness

Saussure: Signs, System and Arbitrariness

by David Holdcroft, Holdcroft David
     
 
The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) has exerted a profound influence on a range of discipiines as well as twentieth century linguistics. His central ideas are expounded and elaborated upon in this work.

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The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) has exerted a profound influence on a range of discipiines as well as twentieth century linguistics. His central ideas are expounded and elaborated upon in this work.

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"[Holdcroft's] book, which will disturb orthodox Saussureans and invigorate critical ones, deserves to become the lightning rod foor a new wave of Saussure commentary aimed both at upsetting and furthering its conclusions." Language

"A concise, clear and sophisticated critique of Saussure's thought, this small book should do much good." Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521326186
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Modern European Philosophy Series
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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