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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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Postscript: A New Saussure?

Postscript: A New Saussure?

(p.215) Postscript: A New Saussure?
Saussure and his Interpreters

Roy Harris

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the possibility for a new interpretation of the linguistic ideas of Ferdinand de Saussure, highlighting the discovery of a cache of notes in Suassure's own handwriting that was published in 2002 with the title Ecrits de linguistique générale, edited by Simon Bouquet and Rudolf Engler. The notes covered a wide range of topics including semiology, analogy and the origin of language. The chapter attempts to provide an interpretation of some of Saussure's handwritten notes.

Keywords:   Ferdinande de Saussure, linguistique générale, linguistics, Simon Bouquet, Rudolf Engler, semiology, analogy, origin of language

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