Re-reading Saussure: The Dynamics of Signs in Social Life

Re-reading Saussure: The Dynamics of Signs in Social Life

by Paul J. Thibault, J. Thibault Paul


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415104111
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/06/1996
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Constructing a Science of Signs

1. Defining the Object of Study

2. Saussure's Social-Semiological Metatheory

Part II. Language as Social-Semiological System

3. Saussure's Three Conceptions of the Language


4. The Time-Dependent Nature of Language: The Dialectic of Synchrony and Diachrony

Part III. Language and Parole: Re-Articulating the Links

5. Parole and the Individual

6. The Speech Circuit:

Cross-Coupling the Individual with the System

Part IV. Linguistic Value

7. Linguistic Value and How Language Construes the World

8. Linguistic Economic Value: A Homology

Part V. Sign and Signification

9. The Linguistic


10. The Symbolic Character of the Sign

Part VI. Sign, Discourse and Social Meaning-Making

11. Dimensions of Contextualization: The Mechanism of Language

12. Arbitrariness and Motivation in the Sign

13. Making and

Motivating Signs in Discourse

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