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The Resource Re-reading Saussure : the dynamics of signs in social life, Paul J. Thibault

Re-reading Saussure : the dynamics of signs in social life, Paul J. Thibault

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Re-reading Saussure : the dynamics of signs in social life
Title
Re-reading Saussure
Title remainder
the dynamics of signs in social life
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Thibault
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 re-define and re-focus our theories of social meaning-making. Saussure's theory of language is generally considered to be a formal theory of abstract sign-types and 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 Cours de linguistique generale, he demonstrates that Saussure was centrally concerned with trying to formulate a theory of how meanings are made. Re-reading Saussure does more than simply engage with Saussure's theory in a new and up-to-date way. In addition to demonstrating the continuing viability of Saussure's thinking through a range of examples, it makes an important intervention in contemporary linguistic and semiotic debate
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digitized
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Thibault, Paul J
Dewey number
401.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saussure, Ferdinand de
  • Semiotics
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
Label
Re-reading Saussure : the dynamics of signs in social life, Paul J. Thibault
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-353) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Defining the object of study -- 2. Saussure's social-semiological metatheory -- 3. Saussure's three conceptions of the language system -- 4. The time-dependent nature of langue: the dialectic of synchrony and diachrony -- 5. Parole and the individual -- 6. The speech circuit: cross-coupling the individual with the system -- 7. Linguistic value and how language construes the world -- 8. Linguistic and economic value: a homology -- 9. The linguistic sign -- 10. The symbolic character of the sign -- 11. Dimensions of contextualization: the mechanism of langue -- 12. Arbitrariness and motivation in the sign -- 13. Making and motivating signs in discourse
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ocn825767998
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 360 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781135093150
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unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780203443767
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825767998
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Re-reading Saussure : the dynamics of signs in social life, Paul J. Thibault
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-353) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Defining the object of study -- 2. Saussure's social-semiological metatheory -- 3. Saussure's three conceptions of the language system -- 4. The time-dependent nature of langue: the dialectic of synchrony and diachrony -- 5. Parole and the individual -- 6. The speech circuit: cross-coupling the individual with the system -- 7. Linguistic value and how language construes the world -- 8. Linguistic and economic value: a homology -- 9. The linguistic sign -- 10. The symbolic character of the sign -- 11. Dimensions of contextualization: the mechanism of langue -- 12. Arbitrariness and motivation in the sign -- 13. Making and motivating signs in discourse
Control code
ocn825767998
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 360 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781135093150
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780203443767
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825767998
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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