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1

What is the name of Ferdinand de Saussure's text?

Course in General Linguistics

2

What was Saussure's goal?

To establish linguistics as a mode of scientific study by determining the nature of the object it is studying (language)

3

What is Saussure's theory of language, i.e. what is language according to Saussure?

Language is a system of signs

4

What does Saussure's scientific study that he names "semiology" consist of?

A science that studies the life of signs within a society - what constitutes signs and what are the laws that govern signs

5

Why does Saussure oppose a nomenclaturist view on language?

Signs do not simply name pre-existing categories in the material world, but forms these categories and distinct concepts

6

What is Saussure's other name for the components that make up the sign (signifier and signified)?

sound-image and concept

7

What is the title of Langer's text?

Language and Thought

8

What is Langer's full name?

Susanne K. Langer

9

Who wrote Cratylus?

Plato

10

Who wrote the poem "Plum"?

Helen Chasin

11

What text did Aristotle write?

De Interpretatione

12

What was the title of St. Augustine's text?

On Christian Doctrine

13

What was the title of John Wilkins' text?

An Essay Towards a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language

14

What is Borges' full name?

Jorge Luis Borges

15

What are Borges' two texts?

The Library of Babel
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbus Tertius

16

What was the title of Locke's text?

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

17

What is the title of Herder's text?

Essay On the Origin of Language

18

What is Herder's full name?

Johann Gottfried Herder

19

What is the name of von Humboldt's text?

“Introduction” to Concerning the Variety of Human Language and its Influence on the Intellectual Development of the Mind

20

What is the title of Friedrich Nietzsche's essay?

On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense

21

What is Austin's full name?

J.L. Austin

22

What is the title of J.L. Austin's text?

How to Do Things with Words (an excerpt, so this would be written in italics)

23

What is Derrida's first name?

Jacques

24

What is the title of Derrida's text?

Signature Event Context

25

What is the title of Foucault's text?

The Discourse on Language
OR The Order of Discourse

26

What is the title of Kristeva's text?

Revolution in Poetic Language

27

Who is the author of Fifteen Dogs?

André Alexis