I'm a Linguistics major at OSU, I have one semester left. During my time here, I've tried to read whatever I could on philosophy of language on the side, especially from people who aren't usually considered in the realm of linguistics, such as Bakhtin, Voloshinov, Derrida, Lacan, Kristeva, Deleuze, etc.
A lot of times, I've wanted to talk to my professors about whoever it is I'm currently reading, but, with only one exception, no professor I have had has ever even heard of these people. This is something that just seems weird to me; I think a lot of concepts that authors like these have, like "speech genres", "heteroglossia", "order-words" etc. definitely provide some insight into language and would be useful for linguists to know. It's weird to me that people who are concerned with understanding the nature of language have never encountered these kind of people, despite studying linguistics for years. There are tons of times when I think their ideas can be applied to, especially in areas like sociolinguistics.
So, my questions are, is this just something particular to my school? And if it isn't, then why haven't authors who have been influential in other areas that also deal with language, such as rhetoric or literary theory, not been as influential in linguistics?