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Saussure’s Linguistics, Structuralism, and Phenomenology

The Course in General Linguistics after a Century

Authors: Stawarska, Beata

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  • Contributes to the understanding of Saussure's linguistics
  • Focuses on the legacy of Saussure's linguistics within structuralism and phenomenology
  • Written for a wide, interdisciplinary audience
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This is the first English-language guidebook geared at an interdisciplinary audience that reflects relevant scholarly developments related to the legacy and legitimacy of Ferdinand de Saussure's Course in General Linguistics (1916) today. It critically assesses the relation between materials from the Course and from the linguist’s Nachlass (works unpublished or even unknown at Saussure’s death, some of them recently discovered). This book pays close attention to the set of oppositional pairings: the signifier and the signified, la langue (language system) and la parole (speech), and synchrony and diachrony, that became the hallmark of structuralism across the humanities. Sometimes referred to as the “Saussurean doctrine,” this hierarchical conceptual apparatus becomes revised in favor of a horizontal set of relations, which co-involves speaking subjects and linguistic structures. This book documents the continued relevance of Saussure’s linguistics in the 21st Century, and it sheds light on its legacy within structuralism and phenomenology. The reader can consult the book on its own, or in tandem with the 1916 Course.

About the authors

Beata Stawarska is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, USA. She is an author of Saussure’s Philosophy of Language (2015), Between You and I (2009), and numerous essays in contemporary Continental and feminist philosophy.

Reviews

“Stawarska has a genius for explaining complex ideas in a clear and authoritative voice, making this book a valuable point of reference for students and scholars alike.”
John E. Joseph, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

 

“It is a great joy that, thanks to Stawarska’s book, English speaking readers may appreciate the importance of Saussure’s recovered writings, and the revolution in human sciences they give rise to!”
Simon Bouquet, University of Paris Nanterre, France 


“Stimulating and accessible. To write a short book that introduces the received (and distorted) thought of a thinker, the historical reception of the received doctrine and recent scholarship, while referring to the manuscript sources and the radically transformed ‘ghostwritten’ book, is quite a feat.”
Anna Petronella Foultier, Stockholm University, Sweden

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Saussure’s Linguistics, Structuralism, and Phenomenology
Book Subtitle
The Course in General Linguistics after a Century
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43097-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43097-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43096-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 133
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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