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nimsooze

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Please help me understand what does the underlined part mean?
language is itself policed , regulated and heavy with power.
is it like" heavy with sleep"?
 

David L.

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Some, true to the pessimism of the period, would stress how discourses are policed, regulated, heavy with power, while others would proclaim in more libertarian spirit how the thrills and spills of the signifier can give the slip to the system.

the context is vital to meaning...and when you misquote...
There is a great deal of difference between "language' and the image of grammarians taking up arms against slovenly speakers, and what is implied when the word is 'discourse'
 

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Unless I am very much mistaken, David gave us a brief insight into the linguistic theory of Saussure. Correct me if I am wrong. (It has been a long time since I have attended lectures in linguistics)

He HAS responded to your question. Read between the lines.

I quite like your incisive mind, David.
 
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