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Lévi-Strauss'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/9780748613083.003.0007
Lévi-Strauss's Saussure

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This chapter analyses anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss' interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's ideas about linguistics, explaining that Lévi-Strauss is commonly cited as one of the most prominent examples of the influence of Saussure's teachings outside the domain of linguistics proper. It discusses Lévi-Strauss' view that Saussure's linguistics is structuralist, and provides an account of the relationship between the ideas of Lévi-Strauss and Saussure.

Keywords: Claude Lévi-Strauss; Ferdinand de Saussure; linguistics; structural linguistics; anthropologist

Chapter.  9647 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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