By Richard Harland
Relocating on from his past e-book, Superstructuralism , Richard Harland argues that the point of interest on unmarried phrases within the structuralist concept of language is its key weak spot and that the following improve past post-structuralism depends on changing word-based with syntagm-based theories. In a lucid approach he develops a brand new syntagmatic concept which indicates that the impression of mixing phrases grammatically can remodel the very nature of which means. The extensive breadth of insurance within the ebook covers either post-Chomskyan' linguistics and Derrida, and units up an competition to analytic and speech-act perspectives of language. by means of proposing a scientific critique and counter-proposal, Harland demanding situations the very origin of modern literary and language established concept.
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Etc. But we collapse the multiplicity onto a single source when we interpret all those house-profiles and house-images as aspects of one and the same house. In this sense, an out-there object is much less than our multiple sense-impressions of it. What’s more, the synthesis of objects involves an act of projection. When we collapse a multiplicity of profiles and images onto a single object, we discount the effects produced by our own personal viewing positions and viewing conditions. That is, we overcome the essential subjectivity of our sense-impressions.
As for the way in which uncommon and occasional usages follow out certain factors of meaning at the expense of others—this too is explicable on the model proposed. No need for the word’s whole meaning to shift: the uncommon and occasional usages merely move outside the area of total overlap. ) So we might apply the word ‘run’ to a case of running on the spot—following out the factor of both feet lifting momentarily off the ground together, whilst entirely ignoring the factor of locomotion. Or we might apply the word ‘mountain’ to a miniature mountain in a sculpted artificial landscape—following out the factor of peaked shape, whilst entirely ignoring the factor of altitude.
Hit (Usu. with part specified; caught him on the nose) 4. (Of fire or combustible) ignite, be ignited… 7. Intercept motion of (…at cricket,—ball, prevent its touching ground off bat… 8. Check suddenly (—one’s breath…) 9. Receive, incur, be infected with, (cold, a cold, fever…) Such senses are related in various directions, by various forms of similarity, and with various degrees of proximity. ). As for sense 4, catching fire is like an involuntary ‘infection’ by fire: in this respect, we may recognize a similarity to sense 9.
Beyond Superstructuralism by Richard Harland