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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Timothy Darvill

[Th]A theoretical approach, derived originally from the study of language, concerned with the identification of structures in social or cultural systems. A philosophy holding that there are non‐apparent, innate psycho‐biological structures common to all human beings. Structuralism is a very influential approach and a body of cultural theory derived ultimately from work in linguistics. A major distinction is between language as it is spoken (... ...

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