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Saussure and his Interpreters$
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Roy Harris

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780748613083

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.001.0001

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Barthes's Saussure

Barthes's Saussure

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(p.133) Chapter Eight Barthes's Saussure
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Saussure and his Interpreters
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Roy Harris

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0008

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' interpretation of the linguistic ideas of Ferdinand de Saussure. It discusses Barthes' proposed creation of an academic discipline of neo-Saussurean inspiration called translinguistics, which was to be based on a reversal of the relationship that Saussure had posited between linguistics and semiology. The chapter highlights Barthes' statement where he referred to Saussurean linguistics as being at the centre of a whole range of interdisciplinary enterprises in virtue of providing a basic theory of sign and signification.

Keywords:   Roland Barthes, Ferdinand de Saussure, interpretation, linguistics, translinguistics, semiology, theory of sign, signification

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