Article published in:History of Linguistics 2014: Selected papers from the 13th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences (ICHoLS XIII), Vila Real, Portugal, 25–29 August 2014
Edited by Carlos Assunção, Gonçalo Fernandes and Rolf Kemmler
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 126] 2016
► pp. 219–232
Poétique saussurienne, poétique jakobsonienne
This article focuses on the connections between Roman Jakobson’s and Ferdinand de Saussure’s ideas about poetics. It questions the readings of the Saussurian anagrams proposed by Jakobson. It shows that, if the approaches of poetry proposed by the two linguists present undeniable similarities, regarding the phonic figures or the importance of symmetry for instance, Jakobson’s interpretations submits Saussure’s approach to important modifications. These shifts reveal fundamental differences in their respective approaches to poetry that recall their divergences in terms of linguistic theory.
Published online: 17 August 2016
De Mauro, Tullio
Jakobson, Roman & Waugh, Linda R.
Saussure, Ferdinand de