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The Cambridge Companion to Saussure


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Part I. Out of the Nineteenth Century: 1. Saussure and Indo-European linguistics Anna Murpurgo Davies; 2. The Paris years Carol Sanders; 3. The making of the 'cours de linguistique generale' Rudolf Engler; 4. The linguistic sign John E. Joseph; 5. 'Langue' and 'parole' W. Terrence Gordon; 6. System, arbitrariness, value Claudine Normand; Part II. After the 'Cours': 7. Saussure and American linguistics Julia S. Falk; 8. Saussure and structuralist linguistics in Europe Christian Puech; 9. The Russian critique of Saussure Stephen Hutchings; 10. Saussure, Barthes and structuralism Steven Ungar; 11. Saussure's anagrams Peter Wunderli; 12. Saussure and Derrida Geoffrey Bennington; Part IV. New Debates and Directions: 13. Saussure's unfinished semantics Simon Bouquet; 14. Saussure, linguistic theory and philosophy of science Christopher Norris; 15. Saussure and semiotics Paul Boissac.

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A team of leading scholars look at the influential work of Ferdinand de Saussure.

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Carol Sanders is Professor of French at the University of Surrey.


"This book offers varied perspectives, including discussions of Saussure and American linguists, and the Russian critique. Both the essays and the extensive bibliography will be useful to scholars in linguists and related fields." CHOICE

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