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
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.
The Prague school of linguistics [...] elaborated the ideas of the Formalists, but systematized them more firmly within the framework of Saussurean linguistics
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.
Lacan's Saussurian Signifier/signified equation
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