structuralism

Definitions of structuralism
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n an anthropological theory that there are unobservable social structures that generate observable social phenomena

Synonyms:
structural anthropology
Type of:
theory
a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena

n a sociological theory based on the premise that society comes before individuals

Synonyms:
structural sociology
Type of:
theory
a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena

n linguistics defined as the analysis of formal structures in a text or discourse

Synonyms:
structural linguistics
Type of:
linguistics
the scientific study of language

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