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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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Interpreting the Interpreters

Interpreting the Interpreters

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(p.1) Chapter One Interpreting the Interpreters
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Saussure and his Interpreters
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Roy Harris

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0001

This chapter discusses the interpreters of the ideas of Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure. It explains the these interpreters were chosen to provide a better understanding of what the fate of Saussure's ideas reveal about modern culture and what elements of his teaching made it simultaneously controversial and canonical. Some of the well-known Saussure interpreters featured in this book include Leonard Bloomfield, Noam Chomsky and Jacques Derrida.

Keywords:   Ferdinand de Saussure, interpreters, modern culture, Swiss linguist, Leonard Bloomfield, Noam Chomsky, Jacques Derrida

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