Flashcards in ENGL 4P15 Exam Review Deck (27)
What is the name of Ferdinand de Saussure's text?
Course in General Linguistics
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)
What is Saussure's theory of language, i.e. what is language according to Saussure?
Language is a system of signs
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
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
What is Saussure's other name for the components that make up the sign (signifier and signified)?
sound-image and concept
What is the title of Langer's text?
Language and Thought
What is Langer's full name?
Susanne K. Langer
Who wrote Cratylus?
Who wrote the poem "Plum"?
What text did Aristotle write?
What was the title of St. Augustine's text?
On Christian Doctrine
What was the title of John Wilkins' text?
An Essay Towards a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language
What is Borges' full name?
Jorge Luis Borges
What are Borges' two texts?
The Library of Babel
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbus Tertius
What was the title of Locke's text?
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
What is the title of Herder's text?
Essay On the Origin of Language
What is Herder's full name?
Johann Gottfried Herder
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
What is the title of Friedrich Nietzsche's essay?
On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense
What is Austin's full name?
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)
What is Derrida's first name?
What is the title of Derrida's text?
Signature Event Context
What is the title of Foucault's text?
The Discourse on Language
OR The Order of Discourse
What is the title of Kristeva's text?
Revolution in Poetic Language