Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 September 2006

368 Pages

ISBN: 9780199261444

Bookseller Code (06)

Writings in General Linguistics

Ferdinand de Saussure
Edited by Simon Bouquet and Rudolf Engler

  • "Generally accepted as the founder of modern linguistics and of structuralism, Saussure can be considered, together with Noam Chomsky, one of the two most influential linguists of the twentieth century."--Giulio Lepschy, University College, London
  • First publication in English of the manuscript on general linguistics by Ferdinand de Saussure which lay undiscovered in a Geneva summerhouse for eighty years and which in the form of his students' lecture notes helped shape the thought of linguistics in the twentieth century
  • Edited, introduced, and translated by the leading Saussure scholars
  • Throws new light on Saussure's thought, including his famous oppositions between form and meaning, the sign and what is signified, and language (langue) and its performance (parole)

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