Saussure and literary theory

from the perspective of linguistics

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Abstract

This article is about why the state of affairs exists where Saussure has become a ‘prophet without honour’ in linguistics but a father-figure in literary and cultural studies. My argument is basically that Saussure’s linguistics is not appropriate to the study of language, though as a methodology it might be adopted in other areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-72
Number of pages15
JournalCritical Quarterly
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1988

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In: Critical Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2, 06.1988, p. 58-72.

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