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AuthorSiertsema, B. author
TitleA Study of Glossematics [electronic resource] : Critical Survey of its Fundamental Concepts / by B. Siertsema
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1965
Edition Second Eidtion
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Descript 288 p. online resource


This book owes its . existence to the encouragement and help of many others. In the first place I mention Prof. Dr. A. ]. B. N. Reichling, who was my supervisor at Amsterdam University and who from the beginning helped me on, through his most stimulating teaching and above all through his encouragement, his friendly advice and his sincere interest. The readiness with which he was always prepared to spend hours and hours of his valuable time on the discussion of the many problems with which the study of Glossematics confronts one, has often inspired me with wonder and deep gratitude. It is hardly possible to do justice in a preface to a supervisor to whom one owes so much, and from whose keen insight one has learned so much. One can only feel profoundly thankful for having been brought up in the linguistic atmosphere which Prof. Reichling creates about him, an atmosphere characterized by a persistent desire for an empirical approach to the facts of language, which desire he knows how to instill into his pupils. It is with some hesitation that I proceed to thanking the Danish scholars to whom I owe so much. The hesitation is due to an awareness that probably this work bears no proportion to all the trouble they took in my behalf. Above all I am extremely grateful to Prof. Dr


I. Glossematics and de saussure -- II. History of glossematics. Its name and its object -- I โ{128}{148} The autonomy of language. Process and system. Linguistic theory and empiricism -- 1. The autonomy of language -- 2. Process and system -- 3. Linguistic theory and empiricism -- II โ{128}{148} Induction and deduction -- In OSG 40 โ{128}{148} In Principles 41 โ{128}{148} In Synopsis 42 โ{128}{148} In Cas 43 โ{128}{148} In Structure Morphologique 45 โ{128}{148} In OSG Ch. 9 46 โ{128}{148} Latest usage 47 โ{128}{148} Different analyses 48 โ{128}{148} Conclusion 50 โ{128}{148} The aim of linguistics and the aim of glossematics 51 -- III โ{128}{148} The theory of language: A calculation arbitrary, appropriate and as simple as possible -- 1. Language -- 2. Theory -- 3. Calculus โ{128}{148} Calculation -- 4. Glossematic theory arbitrary, appropriate, and as simple as possible -- IV โ{128}{148} The principle of analysis -- 1. The system of definitions -- 2. The principle: an a priori -- 3. The premisses -- 4. Basis of division -- 5. All-importance of the dependences -- 6. The nature of the dependences -- 7. The uniformity of the dependences -- 8. Conjunction โ{128}{148} disjunction -- 9. Inventories -- 10. Some terminology -- V โ{128}{148} Function, form, and their frame of reference -- 1. Function -- 2. Form -- 3. The syllable -- VI โ{128}{148} The functives and their substance of expression -- 1. The functives and substance -- 2. Sound on a level with writing? -- 3. Two objections supported -- 4. Oppositions -- VII โ{128}{148} The linguistic sign: The sign in itself -- 1. The sign -- 2. Meaning -- 3. Figurae -- 4. Schema and usage -- VIII โ{128}{148} The linguistic sign: The sign and purport -- 1. Purport: de Saussureโ{128}{153}s division of the โ{128}{156}masse amorpheโ{128}{157} -- 2. Purport: Hjelmslevโ{128}{153}s division of the โ{128}{156}masse amorpheโ{128}{157} -- 3. The difference between โ{128}{156}Purportโ{128}{157}, โ{128}{156}Contentโ{128}{157}, and โ{128}{156}Substanceโ{128}{157} -- 4. Expression and content: the straight lines -- 5. The inversion of the sign-orientation -- IX โ{128}{148} The commutation test -- 1. The definition of commutation -- 2. The extension of commutation -- 3. Second extension: the exchange of units starting from the content -- 4. Paradigms -- 5. Identification of phonemes โ{128}{148} its place in the analysis -- 6. โ{128}{156}Placeโ{128}{157} of the commutation test -- 7. Permutation. Definition of the word -- 8. Categories -- X โ{128}{148} Syncretism and catalysis -- 1. Syncretism -- 2. Catalysis -- XI โ{128}{148} Ultimate results of the deduction -- 1. The reduction of the phoneme -- 2. The completely analogous categorical structure of the two planes -- XII โ{128}{148} Language amidst connotative semiotics, meta-semiotics, semiotics, symbolic systems and non-language -- 1. Connotative semiotics and meta-semiotics -- 2. Language and non-language -- XIII โ{128}{148} Additions and alterations -- Bibliography of Louis Hjelmslev -- Publications consulted

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