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Pêcheux, Michel


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405168908.2010.x


(1938–83) French philosopher and linguist. A pupil of A lthusser , Pêcheux's research was conducted under the S ign of the “triple alliance” (1975, p. 211) between Althusserian M arxism , Lacanian P sychoanalysis , and Saussurean linguistics. Pêcheux criticized existing linguistic models (especially that of C homsky ) and argued for the analysis of language as a social practice, or D iscourse , imbricated with I deology . Seeking to surmount difficulties in Althusserian theory, Pêcheux proposed three mechanisms by which S ubjects may be constructed: “identification,” “counteridentification,” and “disidentification.” 1979 : “On discourse.” . 1986 : Theories of Discourse . 1975 (1982) : Language, Semantics and Ideology . 1977 : “Discourse analysis: the work of Michel Pêcheux.” . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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