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Saussure and literary theory : from the perspective of linguistics

Fabb, Nigel (1988) Saussure and literary theory : from the perspective of linguistics. Critical Quarterly, 30 (2). pp. 58-72. ISSN 0011-1562

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Abstract

This article is about why the state of affairs exists where Saussure has become a ‘prophet without honour’ in linguistics but a father-figure in literary and cultural studies. My argument is basically that Saussure’s linguistics is not appropriate to the study of language, though as a methodology it might be adopted in other areas.