Course in General Linguistics / Edition 1

Course in General Linguistics / Edition 1

by Ferdinand de Saussure, Albert Sechehaye
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0812690230

ISBN-13: 9780812690231

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780812690231
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
611,292
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface and AcknowledgmentsTextual NoteIntroduction: Saussure and His ContextsCourse in General LinguisticsTranslator's IntroductionPreface to the First EditionIntroduction Chapter I. A Glance at the History of LinguisticsChapter II. Subject Matter and Scope of Linguistics; Its Relations with Other SciencesChapter III. The Object of LinguisticsChapter IV. Linguistics of Language and Linguists of SpeakingChapter V. Internal and External Elements of LanguageChapter VI. Graphic Representation of LanguageChapter VII. PhonologyAppendix: Principles of Phonology Chapter I. Phonological SpeciesChapter II. Phonemes in the Spoken ChainPart One: General Principles Chapter I. Nature of the Linguistic SignChapter II. Immutability and Mutability of the SignChapter III. Static and Evolutionary LinguisticsPart Two: Synchronic Linguistics Chapter I. GeneralitiesChapter II. The Concrete Entities of LanguageChapter III. Identities, Realities, ValuesChapter IV. Linguistic ValueChapter V. Syntagmatic and Associative RelationsChapter VI. Mechanism of LanguageChapter VII. Grammar and Its SubdivisionsChapter VIII. Role of Abstract Entities in GrammarPart Three: Diachronic Linguistics Chapter I. GeneralitiesChapter II. Phonetic ChangesChapter III. Grammatical Consequences of Phonetic EvolutionChapter IV. AnalogyChapter V. Analogy and EvolutionChapter VI. Folk EtymologyChapter VII. AgglutinationChapter VIII. Diachronic Unites, Identities, and RealitiesAppendices to Parts Three and FourPart Four: Geographical Linguistics Chapter I. Concerning the Diversity of LanguagesChapter II. Complication of Geographical DiversityChapter III. Causes of Geographical DiversityChapter IV. Spread of Linguistic WavesPart Five: Concerning Retrospective Linguistics Chapter I. The Two Perspectives of Diachronic LinguisticsChapter II. The Oldest Language at the PrototypeChapter III. ReconstructionsChapter IV. The Contribution of Language to Anthropology and PrehistoryChapter V. Language Families and Linguistic TypesErrataNotesWorks CitedIndex

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