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Course in general linguistics

Author: Ferdinand de Saussure; Charles Bally; Albert Sechehaye; Albert Riedlinger
Publisher: LaSalle, Ill. : Open Court, 1986. ©1983
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[This book] occupies a place of unique importance in the history of Western thinking about man in society. It is a key text not only within the development of linguistics but also in the formation of that broader intellectual movement of the twentieth century known as 'structuralism.' -Translator's introd. Saussure's teaching at the University of Geneva during 1907-1911 revolutionized modern views of language.  Read more...
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Saussure, Ferdinand de, 1857-1913.
Course in general linguistics.
LaSalle, Ill. : Open Court, 1986, ©1983
(OCoLC)647289363
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ferdinand de Saussure; Charles Bally; Albert Sechehaye; Albert Riedlinger
ISBN: 0812690087 9780812690088 0812690230 9780812690231
OCLC Number: 13332004
Notes: Translation of: Cours de linguistique générale.
Reprint. Originally published: London : G. Duckworth, 1983.
Description: xx, 236 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Part 1. General principles --
Part 2. Synchronic linguistics --
Part 3. Diachronic linguistics --
Part 4. Geographical linguistics --
Part. 5. Questions of retrospective linguistics.
Other Titles: Cours de linguistique générale.
Responsibility: Ferdinand de Saussure ; edited by Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye with the collaboration of Albert Riedlinger ; translated and annotated by Roy Harris.

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[This book] occupies a place of unique importance in the history of Western thinking about man in society. It is a key text not only within the development of linguistics but also in the formation of that broader intellectual movement of the twentieth century known as 'structuralism.' -Translator's introd. Saussure's teaching at the University of Geneva during 1907-1911 revolutionized modern views of language. Instead of words being seen as peripheral to understanding of reality, understanding of reality came to be seen as revolving around the social use of verbal signs. [This book], 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, anthropology, economics, folklore, literary criticism, and philosophy.-Back cover.
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