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Beyond Superstructuralism - Richard Harland

Beyond Superstructuralism

Hardcover Published: 8th July 1993
ISBN: 9780415063586
Number Of Pages: 272

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Moving on from his previous book, Superstructuralism , Richard Harland argues that the focus on single words in the structuralist theory of language is its key weakness and that the next advance beyond post-structuralism depends upon replacing word-based with syntagm-based theories. In a lucid Harland lucidly develops a new syntagmatic theory which shows that the effect of combining words grammatically can transform the very nature of meaning. The wide breadth of coverage in the book covers both post-Chomskyan' linguistics and Derrida, and sets up an opposition to analytic and speech-act theories of language. By presenting a systematic critique and counter-proposal, Harland challenges the very foundation of recent literary and linguistic theory.

Prefacep. ix
The Limits of Superstructuralismp. 1
The Limits of Superstructuralismp. 3
A Theory of the Syntagmp. 11
How Words Work Togetherp. 13
Saussure and Derrida Revisitedp. 24
On the Larger Scalep. 36
Parts of Wholesp. 46
Syntagmatic Theory and Philosophyp. 55
The Place of Syntagmatic Theoryp. 57
The Phenomenological Connectionp. 67
The Case Against Logical Analytical Philosophyp. 84
The Case Against Ordinary-Language Analytical Philosophyp. 102
Syntagmatic Theory and Linguisticsp. 119
The Generative Approach to Syntaxp. 121
The 'Natural Grammar' Approach to Syntaxp. 134
The Generative Approach to Semanticsp. 147
Syntagmatic Theory and Literaturep. 167
Syntagmatic Theory and Literaturep. 169
Syntagmatic Theory and Textual Interpretationp. 193
Binary-Polarization Techniquep. 195
The Art of Deconstructionp. 211
Conclusionp. 225
Notesp. 227
Bibliographyp. 244
Indexp. 254
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ISBN: 9780415063586
ISBN-10: 0415063582
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 8th July 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1