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“Language” and “discourse”: Two perspectives on linguistic philosophy

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From the journal Semiotica


With the establishment of modern linguistics and the linguistic turn of western philosophy, various linguistic theories have been advanced and have given different interpretations to language and discourse. Different schools of thought have witnessed a direct collision of ideas and a deep academic dialogue between the theory of translinguistics advanced by the great master of dialogism, Bakhtin, and the outlook on language of the father of modern linguistics, Saussure.

Funding statement: This paper has been written thanks to support from the Second Phase of the Project Funded by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD Phase ii; the Project Number is 20140901) from the Top-notch Academic Programs Project of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (TAPP), and from the College-level Educational Reform Research Project of Nanjing Normal University in 2017.


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