Linguistics and Psychoanalysis

  • Georges Mounin
Part of the Topics in Contemporary Semiotics book series (TICSE, volume 158)


It is not easy to resign oneself to the unfavorable impressions always left by a reading of Jacques Lacan’s writings.1 The publication of a first volume of his Seminar 2 thus offers an occasion to make a new study of Lacan’s thought, a study founded upon a spoken record, coherent in timeframe and in organization: his 1964 seminar. The opportunity is a particularly good one because the theme of the seminar—Is psychoanalysis a science?—allows us to suppose an objective meeting ground with regard to principles and methods.


Linguistic Term Ordinary Language Linguistic Sign Psychological Subject Intuitive Usage 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Mounin
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  1. 1.University of ProvenceAix-MarseillesFrance

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