Course in General Linguistics

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Open Court Publishing, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 236 pages
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The Cours de linguistique generale, reconstructed from students' notes after Saussure's death in 1913, founded modern linguistic theory by breaking the study of language free from a merely historical and comparativist approach. Saussure's 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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User Review  - quaintlittlehead - LibraryThing

This book pieces together the lectures of Ferdinand de Saussure based on his remaining personal papers and notes taken by his students. As there are not many of Saussure's personal lecture notes in ... Read full review

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This is a linguistics classic and a must-read for anyone wanting to delve into the history of linguistics. Just to be sure, however, this is a collection of notes from his course painstakingly ... Read full review

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