Essays Tagged: "Ferdinand de Saussure"

Structuallism and its founder, Ferdinand de Saussure.

Ferdinand de Saussure was born in Genebva in 1857. He spend his life studying linguistics and laid t ... aper," while some the noun,"la papel verde." THese ideas are the brianchild of one literary genius, Ferdinand de Saussure.Saussure died in 1913. As with most grat minds, his works have been recognized ...

(2 pages) 96 1 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics


ther tongue. This kind of learning takes place in national setting-non-formal. Parents have to provide almost everything for their children.Education is one of the key words of our time. A person with ... key words of our time. A person without education is an unfortunate victim of adverse circumstances deprived of one of the greatest opportunities nowadays. Convinced of the importance of education, mo ...

(2 pages) 96 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Concept of Identity as a Product of Language. Social Theory paper, includes references to Marx, Habermas, Freud, Saussure, Lacan.

se aspects of human identity seem to have a language, communicating and negotiating with each other.Ferdinand de Saussure was a linguist who championed the importance of language in the social structu ...

(6 pages) 273 1 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

'How Can he be Saussure?' - Enumerate the central ideas of Ferdinand de Saussure's Course in General Linguistics and evaluate its influence on twentieth Century Linguistics

onsistency on these matters one might wish for. We do not of course have his word that the views handed down to us are his precisely, and it is undoubtedly true that had he ever sat down to write this ... ubtedly true that had he ever sat down to write this work he would have been forced to clarify his ideas into a more ordered system. He never did, however, and this is perhaps suggestive in itself of ...

(10 pages) 79 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Film Language. In search of a definition. A linguistical approach.

Thiassos".In the early 1960s a new category of thought developed known as semiotics and its pioneer Ferdinand de Saussure defined the "language" as a "system of sketches from which ideas emerge ". He ...

(6 pages) 127 1 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Linguistic Movemements and theories

tudied the evolution of languages (a new linguistic point of view was brought by the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure with his work Course in general Linguistics (1916)Saussure turned those histor ...

(4 pages) 148 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Possession: reception and interpretation: critical overview of different types of criticism and try to show how Byatt uses them in her novel.

ated in the 1950s by Lévi Strauss, who was especially influenced by the work of the linguist Ferdinand de Saussure. Structuralism is a science designed to show that all elements of human cultur ...

(13 pages) 77 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is meant by the term Structuralism? What is Saussure's Structuralist Theory of the Sign?

ial sciences. It is important to acknowledge this since thorough out the essay references will be made to as many of these disciplines as possible where appropriate. 'Structuralists' will look at 'sur ... ules that put units together. These are basic words, which will certainly be explained as the essay develops, but initially it would be best as stated if the theory is explained in as much detail as p ...

(7 pages) 71 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


sm:Charles Pierce's Semiotics, analyzing the sign system into iconic signs, indexes and true symbolsFerdinand de Saussure's linguistic theory stating that language systems are based on differences and ...

(1 pages) 77 0 4.2 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Semiotics For Dummies: The Intersection of Nature and Culture

ne which stems from the work and theories of American logician C. S. Peirce and the French linguist Ferdinand de Saussure. The idiom originates from the Greek word seemeiootikee, which denotes the stu ...

(6 pages) 69 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Semiotics: An expository essay explaining what semiotics is and how it is applied in Communications studies.

in communication theory is the study of signs, and includes how meaning is created and understood. Ferdinand de Saussure, a Swiss linguist radically changed the way language is studied. He argued tha ...

(3 pages) 58 0 0.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Summary of Daniel Chandler's "Semiotics for Beginners", And Beverly Zimmerman's "A Rhetorical Approach to Understanding Images in the New 'Visual Age'"

t there are tens of thousands of different types of signs. Charles Pierce categorized them into 3 modes. The symbolic mode is one where the signifier is not directly related to the signified, and so t ... e the signifier is not directly related to the signified, and so the signified must be learned in order for the sign to work. The iconic mode is one where the signifier resembles the signified. The in ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

The Precursor of Truth behind the History of the Sign: Henry Louis Gates' "The Blackness of Blackness: A Critique on the Sign and the Signifying Monkey"

Sign and the Signifying Monkey", he articulates the elements of the writing in texts by blacks and denotes "black difference" in doing so. By trying to make the point that Afro-American authors can w ... ics who have previously commented that blacks simply are not capable of writing good literature, he delegates the fact that indeed they can and in proving so, he points out that true origin from which ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ferdinand de Saussure - approach to language

According to Saussure, language is a system of signs that develops over time. However, embedded words only carry meaning if people agree on a mutual understan ... aning if people agree on a mutual understanding, which is provoked by a certain sound. This mutual idea then transforms into a common sign for the given idea. Further, Saussure puts forward the idea o ... t carry social meaning but only names, whereas parole is simply the pronouncement or display of an idea.Saussure`s approach to lingustics and grammarSaussure, one of the founders of modern linguistics ...

(1 pages) 35 0 3.7 Aug/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies


mating partner.Semiotics rose from linguistics- which is the study or science of language. Linguist Ferdinand de Saussure scrutinized that language is a system of signs that expresses ideas in the sam ... s a material or physical form of the sign, it can be seen, heard, touched, smelt or tasted. However Ferdinand de Sassure debated this saying a linguistic sign is not a link between an object and a nam ...

(15 pages) 72 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


ed around the group of above mentioned French intellectuals who were influenced by a Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure. Saussure was the conceiver of the second appearance of structuralism in the 2 ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

On Roland Barthes'After The Death of the Author

Abstract: As Roland Barthes declares "the death of the author", the conventional author-centered theory is overthrown; the whole ... onventional author-centered theory is overthrown; the whole literary pattern goes through an unprecedented revolution as well. Thus this paper will devote to explore its influence towards three main c ... per will devote to explore its influence towards three main constituents of the pattern: writer, reader and text from a post-structural perspective to see their new roles in producing meaning from lit ...

(7 pages) 15 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing