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  • (Some such insight, it seems to me, lies behind the binary emphasis of Saussurean linguistics as well as the poststructuralist claim that language cannot refer to anything outside itself.)

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  • Everybody (including yours truly) was completely clueless about the subject and when the Professor said "Okay, who wants to present on Saussurean Linguistics next week?" we were like "Hoh?".

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  • This invokes the ever popular Saussurean sign, which had two parts: "sign / signifier" leaving ambiguous what the "signifier" is.


  • Playing loose with Saussurean linguistics, the artist selects signifiers without concrete signifieds, which explains why he prefers verbs, adjectives, and adverbs to nouns.

  • Rewriting the Saussurean model for a design perspective would look like this: S - signifier, the expression, The FORM, the aesthetics, Objective - outer world s - signified, the content, The CONCEPT, what it stands for, Subjective - innerworld The signifier is the physical form of an object; what we see, touch and smell in the objective and shared reality.

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  • Linguistic structures are pairings of meaning and form; such pairings are known as [[Ferdinand de Saussure | Saussurean]] [[linguistic sign | signs]].

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  • The blackmailing results in Ximena's loss of income, job, and her sense of value - to get all Saussurean on your ass -

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  • Saussure’s most characteristic ideas have British or American sources, including the most distinctively Saussurean idea of all: In a language there are only differences without positive terms.

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  • (whether it's on the level of the Saussurean sign or just the sheer physicality of human contact, as was the point of the whole tug-of-war drama between the two dancers).


  • [quote = NeilCohn] This invokes the ever popular Saussurean sign, which had two parts:



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