By far the dominant reading of Saussure today is Derrida's.But what if Derrida was wrong about Saussure, or at least, if Derrida's reading was limited? What if, for example, Derrida went too far in incorporating Saussure within a "classical semiology, "which is itself of doubtful unity? Or if it were possible to separate phonocentrism from logocentrism? What if Saussure did not reproduce a transcendental signified, that is, a concept independent of language? What if Saussurean theory does not join a sign to a referent, or betray a nostalgia for presence?
|Title of host publication||Ferdinand de Saussure|
|Subtitle of host publication||Critical assessments of leading linguists. Volume III Saussure, structuralism and post-structuralism|
|Editors||John E. Joseph|
|Place of Publication||Aabingdon, Oxon|
|Number of pages||8|
|ISBN (Print)||9780415465465, 9780415465496|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|