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Hjelmslev's Saussure

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0005
Hjelmslev's Saussure

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This chapter analyses Louis Hjelmslev's interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's distinction between lange and parole. Hjelmslev believed that this distinction represented Saussure's teaching ‘ramenée à son essence absolue’ and that Saussure's great achievement was the discovery or rediscovery of la lange, which had been neglected by linguistics preoccupied with la parole. The chapter describes Hjelmslev's approach in studying and documenting les langues, and his abstract analysis of semiological relations.

Keywords: Louis Hjelmslev; Ferdinand de Saussure; la lange; la parole; semiological relations

Chapter.  7475 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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