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pertaining to or characteristic of the theories of Ferdinand de Saussure, especially the view that a language consists of a network of interrelated elements in contrast

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It is not a question, he repeats, of rejecting the entire Saussurian project or denying its historical significance

Derrida's deconstructive reading of Saussre's speech-above-writing theory

—p.30 Jacques Derrida: language against itself (18) by Christopher Norris
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Derrida dismissed the Saussurean hypothesis that language is a stable ‘system of differences’, therewith marking one of the ways in which the transition from structuralism to poststructuralism was made.

—p.44 A Brief History of the ‘New Left’ (1956–77) (33) by Gregory Elliott, Razmig Keucheyan
2 years, 9 months ago

The Prague school of linguistics [...] elaborated the ideas of the Formalists, but systematized them more firmly within the framework of Saussurean linguistics

—p.99 Structuralism and Semiotics (91) by Terry Eagleton
2 years, 9 months ago

Language is Barthes's theme from beginning to end, and in particular the Saussurean insight that the sign is always a matter of historical and cultural convention.

—p.135 Post-Structuralism (127) by Terry Eagleton
2 years, 9 months ago

this vast science of signs which Saussure postulated some forty years ago under the name of semiology

—p.219 Myth Today (215) by Roland Barthes
3 years ago

Lacan's Saussurian Signifier/signified equation

spelled "Saussurian" here

—p.129 Infinite Jest: Too Much Fun for Anyone Mortal to Hope to Endure (116) by Marshall Boswell
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