"Reconceptualizing Susirian Susir Literature To Surpass The Narratological Impediments In Contemporary Arabic Linguistic Thought: An Analytical Approach In The Works Of Mukhtar Zuawi And Mustafa Ghulvan"


  • Dr. Kebaili Abdelghani


We are now over a century past the death of Ferdinand de Saussure in 1913 and the publication of his book "Course in General Linguistics" in 1916. Since then, global academic institutions have continuously refined methodologies and proposed theories, spanning across all corners, making traditional Saussurean linguistics the foundational framework and epistemic reference point (establishing, legitimizing, amplifying, and evolving it). For those standing at the forefront of his thought, especially in the contemporary period, it is not easy to encompass all that has been written, authored, corrected, and modified about the positions of this illustrious figure, encompassing his various elusive and sometimes contradictory dimensions, or to reveal more about him with any revolutionary discovery emerging during every deep excavation into his life, career, opinions, thoughts, aspirations, and footsteps, and in detailing all the intricate associated aspects. This results in an exceedingly complex and intricate legacy, carrying within it extensive analyses, justifications, descriptions, criticisms, interpretations, and sometimes harsh dismantling of his ideas. These compositions encompass multilayered structures, at times branching into diverse strata. All of them, in their diversity and abundance, have not merely aimed to present the true Saussure as he was but have also strived, tirelessly, to exclude everything that is not him.

If that is indeed the case, and it is the case unequivocally...! Then the interconnected intellectual system in the context of general linguistics today renders fragile epistemological frameworks that tremble at every moment and with any new discovery, becoming not only weak in the face of criticism and refutation but also susceptible to being permanently erased from the list of major linguistic references in a very straightforward manner. The inclination towards contemplating linguistics of a more resilient nature and towards another Saussure, clearer than the one we know, becomes apparent. It could be assumed that the true Saussure still has the potential to assist us in solving some of the linguistic dilemmas, especially after the decline of linguistics in the contemporary period. However, this time, it will not be with what currently exists, but rather with what could exist in recently discovered manuscripts - under almost unclear conditions - and testing their strength and resilience rigorously through mechanisms of reading, examination, investigation, and comparison. Arab linguists deliberately provoked this concern and internationalized it completely, partially attributing this provocation to compensating for some missed opportunities accompanying them in the dawn of the last century, on the one hand, and to capitalizing on the effectiveness of these tools and extensively experimenting with them on the other hand, intending to use and invest them later in various dialectical contexts.




How to Cite

Dr. Kebaili Abdelghani. (2024). "Reconceptualizing Susirian Susir Literature To Surpass The Narratological Impediments In Contemporary Arabic Linguistic Thought: An Analytical Approach In The Works Of Mukhtar Zuawi And Mustafa Ghulvan". Elementary Education Online, 371–404. Retrieved from https://ilkogretim-online.org/index.php/pub/article/view/7826