D’Alonzo – « Per una semiologia materialista e dialettica: Trần Đức Thảo critico di Saussure »

Jacopo D’Alonzo, « Per una semiologia materialista e dialettica: Trần Đức Thảo critico di Saussure », in Historical journey in a linguistic archipelago: Descriptive concepts and case studies, Berlin, Language Science Press, 2020, p. 189–202
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4269429
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Trần Đức Thảo was a specialist of phenomenology familiar with the French existentialists, a Marxist and an anti-colonial activist. He devoted much of his effort to describing the ontogenetic and phylogenetic origins of consciousness and language. In this vein, he proposed a general semiology that could enable him to describe all the stages of the development of human symbolic abilities. In this paper, we study the theoretical issues involved in Thảo’s criticism of the semiotic model proposed in Saussure’s Cours de Linguistique Générale and more generally of the structuralist readings of the Cours. In the last part, we introduce Thảo’s notion of a “language of the real life”.

publié par giuseppe d'ottavi