Saussure’s Speech Circuit

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Title
Saussure’s Speech Circuit
Author
氏名 Araki Naoki
ヨミ アラキ ナオキ
別名 荒木 直樹
Subject
speech circuit
signifié
signifiant
integrational linguistics
medium
catalyst
container view of meaning
epiphenomenalist
Abstract

Ferdinand de Saussure explains speech communication using the ‘speech circuit’. According to him, between two persons A and B, speech communication can be achieved successfully as if A’s thought were transferred from A to B or vice versa. But Saussure’s ‘speech circuit’ is challenged by Tokieda, Harris, and Moore and Carling, who all have an idea in common that words do not have meanings. Words can be compared to a ‘water pipe,’ ‘money’ or a ‘catalyst’ for communication. For them, words are just ‘media’ used in communication, but not entities that have their own inherent meanings.

Journal Title
広島工業大学紀要. 研究編
Volume
53
Spage
21
Epage
28
Published Date
2019-02
Publisher
広島工業大学
ISSN
1346-9975
NCID
AA11599110
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
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