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SAVIO, Karina. On the notion of writing in Lacan´s teachings. Káñina [online]. 2019, vol.43, n.1, pp.25-44. ISSN 2215-2636.

The purpose of this article is to make a journey through the notion of writing in the teachings of Jacques Lacan in order to identify the sense or the senses that can be localized in it. Likewise, it pretends to analyze the theoretical elements with which it is articulated and rescue its contribution to the language studies. Among the concepts that come from the field of language studies, this notion has not been the object, until now, of a detailed study. However, this term persists throughout the writings and seminars of the psychoanalyst. As a result of this work, a certain continuity was identified, but also a break in the ways in which Lacan conceives this term. While in the first instance writing is defined as a distinctive mark, which implies a proximity with the signifier, in a second moment it is understood as support of jouissance. It could be thought that this second sense entails the idea of mark; however, it is a mark that has lost its "distinctive" value, which is no longer in line with the signifier, but is defined form the real register.

Keywords : Language studies; psychoanalysis; real; French school; signifier.

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