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struc·tur·al·ism

(strŭk'chūr-ăl-izm),
A branch of psychology interested in the basic structure and elements of consciousness.
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In this context, structural linguistics as an objective scientific method but at the same time being concerned with man, provides an opportunity for the method of social sciences regarding (relatively) objective knowledge (Levi-Strauss,1963a: 5657).
Since the author, who until a few years ago was professor of linguistics at Cambridge University, conceives of structural linguistics as largely a thing of the past, the treatment had, of necessity, to be colored by some historical perspective, but that is all there is in the way of historiography.
Structural linguistics is more often than not an authoritative discourse that Levi-Strauss follows in spirit, but not to the letter.
After Derek Attridge's excellent survey of Saussure, the reader does not require frequent mini-summaries of structural linguistics.
He mentions Derrida and Deleuze as examples of contemporary negativist thought and a structural linguistics that focuses on the play of the signifier.
Which branch of linguistics is on the right path, structural linguistics or generative grammar?
His major achievement was his reinterpretation of Freud's work in terms of structural linguistics.
For Appiah, race is part of the meaning-making machinery of that world rather than a synonym for culture, and the principles of structural linguistics are, like those of science, not of much value in the explication of race.
In the third chapter ("The Connection with Semiotics"), which follows naturally from the case against structural linguistics mounted in the second, Graham extends his attack on Saussure to include the more general claims for a "science of signs.
Using the methodology of structural linguistics to analyze the polemical rhetoric, he describes the decreasing effectiveness of the socialization as the rewards become more intangible and the goals and targets of the later Cultural Revolution campaigns become increasingly esoteric, couched as they were in historical allegory and symbolism.

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