Course in General Linguistics / Edition 1by Ferdinand la Saussure
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… See more details below
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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Editor'sIntroduction, Roy Harris \ Introduction \ I. A Brief Survey of theHistory of Linguistics \ II. Data and Aims of Linguistics: Connexions withRelated Sciences \ III. The Object of Study \ IV. Linguistics of LanguageStructure and Linguistics of Speech \ V. Internal and External Elements of aLanguage \ VI Representation of a Language by Writing \ VII. PhysiologicalPhonetics \ Appendix: Principles ofPhysiological Phonetics \ I. Sound Types \ II. Sounds in Spoken Sequences \Part One: General Principles \ I.Nature of the Linguistic Sign \ II. Invariability and Variability of the Sign \III. Static Linguistics and Evolutionary Linguistics \ Part Two: Synchronic Linguistics \ I. General Observations \ II.Concrete Entities of a Language \ III. Identities, Realities, Values \ IV.Linguistic Value \ V. Syntagmatic Relations and Associative Relations \ VI. TheLanguage Mechanism \ VII. Grammar and Its Subdivisions \ VIII. AbstractEntities in Grammar \ Part Three:Diachronic Linguistics \ I. General Observations \ II. Sound Changes \ III.Grammatical Consequences of Phonetic Evolution \ IV. Analogy \ V. Analogy andEvolution \ VI. Popular Etymology \ VII. Agglutination \ VIII. Diachronic Units,Identities and Realities \ Appendices \ PartFour: Geographical Linguistics \ I. On the Diversity of Languages \ II.Geographical Diversity: Its Complexity \ III. Causes of Geographical Diversity\ IV. Propagation of Linguistic Waves \ PartFive: Questions of Retrospective Linguistics - Conclusion \ I. The TwoPerspectives of Diachronic Linguistics \ II. Earliest Languages and Prototypes\ III. Reconstructions \ IV. Linguistic Evidence in Anthropology and Prehistory\ V. Language Families and Linguistic Types \ Index.
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