Interpreting the Interpreters

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780748613083
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652334 | DOI:
Interpreting the Interpreters

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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

Chapter.  6023 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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