David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Through a detailed re-reading of Saussure's work in the light of contemporary developments in the human, life and physical sciences, Paul Thibault provides us with the means to redefine and refocus our theories of social meaning-making. Saussure's theory of language is generally considered to be a formal theory of abstract sign-types and sign-systems, separate from our individual and social practices of making meaning. In this challenging book, Thibault presents a different view of Saussure. Paying close attention to the original texts, including the Cours de Linguistic Generale, he demonstrates that Saussure was centrally concerned with trying to formulate a theory of how meanings are made. In addition to demonstrating the continuing viability of Saussure's thinking through a range of examples, Re-reading Saussure makes an important intervention in contemporary linguistic and semiotic debate.
|Keywords||Semiotics Social aspects Language and languages Philosophy Linguistics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$142.62 new (25% off) $174.41 used (9% off) $190.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||P85.S18.T48 1997|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Ernst Thoutenhoofd (2000). Philosophy's Real-World Consequences for Deaf People: Thoughts on Iconicity, Sign Language and Being Deaf. Human Studies 23 (3):261-279.
Similar books and articles
Jacques Brafman (2010). Discours, langage et totalité (Hegel et Saussure). Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 2 (2):265-285.
Hugh Bredin (1984). Sign and Value in Saussure. Philosophy 59 (227):67 - 77.
Claus Emmeche (1991). From Language to Nature: The Semiotic Metaphor in Biology. Semiotica 84 (1-2):1-42.
Joseph F. Graham (1992). Onomatopoetics: Theory of Language and Literature. Cambridge University Press.
Charles C. Lemert (2006). Durkheim's Ghosts: Cultural Logics and Social Things. Cambridge University Press.
Trevor Pateman (1987). Language in Mind and Language in Society: Studies in Linguistic Reproduction. Oxford University Press.
John Nessa (1996). About Signs and Symptoms: Can Semiotics Expand the View of Clinical Medicine? Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 17 (4).
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads18 ( #153,723 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #231,316 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?