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The Resource Saussure : signs, system and arbitrariness, David Holdcroft, (electronic book)

Saussure : signs, system and arbitrariness, David Holdcroft, (electronic book)

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Saussure : signs, system and arbitrariness
Title
Saussure
Title remainder
signs, system and arbitrariness
Statement of responsibility
David Holdcroft
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) has exerted a profound influence not only on twentieth century linguistics but on a whole range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. His central thesis was that the primary object in studying a language is the state of that language at a particular time--a so-called synchronic study. He went on to claim that a language state is a socially constituted system of signs that are quite arbitrary and that can only be defined in terms of their relationship within the system. This new perspective has changed the way people think about linguistics and has led to important attempts to apply structuralist ideas in anthropology, literary criticism, and philosophy. Professor Holdcroft's book expounds and elaborates Saussure's central ideas. It also offers a critical assessment of them, arguing that many of Saussure's claims are either questionable or have been misunderstood. The book will be read with profit by nonspecialists and could be used as a textbook by students of linguistics, philosophy of language, literary criticism and anthropology. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Holdcroft, David
Index
index present
LC call number
P85.S18
LC item number
H6 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Modern European philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Linguistics
  • Saussure, Ferdinand de
  • Saussure, Ferdinand de
Label
Saussure : signs, system and arbitrariness, David Holdcroft, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-177) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511624599
Extent
x, 180 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511624599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Saussure : signs, system and arbitrariness, David Holdcroft, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-177) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511624599
Extent
x, 180 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511624599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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