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Ferdinand de Saussure

Ferdinand de Saussure  

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(1857–1913)Swiss linguist, noted for his early structuralist views on language.Born in Geneva, Saussure was educated at the universities of Leipzig and Berlin. He worked initially on the comparative ...
J. Hillis Miller

J. Hillis Miller  

(1928–)Americanliterary critic (primarily a Victorianist) who was part of the group of scholars who were known as the Yale School of deconstruction. Born in Virginia, Miller attended Oberlin College ...
Jean-Pierre Richard

Jean-Pierre Richard  

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(1922–)Frenchliterary critic in the phenomenological tradition of the Geneva School. His best known work is Littérature et Sensation (1954). He also wrote important works on Marcel Proust and Gustave ...
phenomenology

phenomenology  

(fin-om-in-ol-ŏji)the study of occurrences forming part of human experiences. Concerned with describing the facts of the immediate situation, rather than speculating about causes, it helps nurses and ...

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