Reading series 1: The Pleasure of the Text

The Sentence is hierarchical: it implies subjections, subordinations, internal reactions. Whence its completion: how can a hierarchy remain open? The Sentence is complete: it is even precisely that language which is complete. Practice, here, is very different from theory. Theory (Chomsky) says that the sentence is potentially infinite (infinetely catalyzable), but practice always obliges the sentence to end (Barthes 50).

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