A course in general linguistics

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a course in general linguistics

Course in General Linguistics by Ferdinand de Saussure

The Cours de linguistique generale, reconstructed from students notes after Saussures death in 1913, founded modern linguistic theory by breaking the study of language free from a merely historical and comparativist approach. Saussures new method, now known as Structuralism, has since been applied to such diverse areas as art, architecture, folklore, literary criticism, and philosophy.
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Qty : Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Ferdinand de Saussure is commonly regarded as one of the fathers of 20th Century Linguistics. His lectures, posthumously published as the Course in General Linguistics ushered in the structuralist mode which marked a key turning point in modern thought. Philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes, psychoanalysts such as Jacques Lacan, the anthropologist ClaudeLevi-Strauss and linguists such as Noam Chomsky all found an important influence for their work in the pages of Saussure's text. Published years after Saussure's death, this new edition of Roy Harris's authoritative translation is now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series with a substantial new introduction exploring Saussure's contemporary influence and importance. A Brief Survey of the History of Linguistics 2. The Object of Study 4.

Ferdinand de Saussure. Translated by Wade Baskin. Edited by Perry Meisel and Haun Saussy. Course in General Linguistics Ferdinand de Saussure. Add to Cart. The founder of modern linguistics, Ferdinand de Saussure inaugurated semiology, structuralism, and deconstruction and made possible the work of Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Lacan, thus enabling the development of French feminism, gender studies, New Historicism, and postcolonialism.

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Some people regard language, when reduced to its elements, as a naming-process only—a list of words, each corresponding to the thing that it names. For example:. This conception is open to criticism at several points. It assumes that ready-made ideas exist before words on this point, see below, p. But this rather naive approach can bring us near the truth by showing us that the linguistic unit is a double en one formed by the associating of two terms. We have seen in considering the speaking-circuit p.

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  1. Course in General Linguistics is a book compiled by Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye from notes on lectures given by Ferdinand de Saussure at the.

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