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Derridina kritika Saussureovog koncepta lingvističkog znaka
Derrida’s Criticism of Saussure’s Concept of Linguistic Sign

Author(s): Aleksandar Bošković
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Semiotics / Semiology, Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Semantics, Pragmatics, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Philosophy of Language
Published by: Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju
Summary/Abstract: The paper outlines the main points of Derrida’s critical remarks on the key concept of Saussure’s structuralist linguistics – the concept of the linguistic sign. It is argued that this critique, besides being very important for understanding Derrida’s ideas of writing and difference from the late 1960s and early 1970s, also forms a very important tool in the social sciences and humanities in general – since it opens space for a pluralist, open-ended, relativist methodology. Therefore, Derrida’s reading of Saussure transcends the limits of philosophy or linguistics, positioning itself firmly into the methodologies for a critical, open-ended science.

  • Page Range: 105-111
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Language: Serbian