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[SAUSSURE, FERDINAND DE] / BALLY, CHARLES & SÉCHEHAYE, ALBERT (EDITORS): - Course de linguistique générale. Lausanne & Paris, Librairie Payot & Cie, 1916.

Pp. 336, (1). Original printed wrappers. With some browning a/o spotting. Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913), a Swiss linguist whose ideas on structure in language laid the foundation for much of the approach to and progress of the linguistic sciences in the 20th century. This work comprise a reconstruction of his lecture notes and some other materials by two of his students. Saussure became enormously influential as a teacher, first at the École des Hautes Études in Paris (1881-1891) and later on as professor of lingustics at the University of Geneva (1907-13). He claimed that language must be considered as a social phenomenon, a structured system which can be viewed synchronically (as it exists at any particular time) and diachronically (as it changes in the course of time). Hereby he formalized the basic approaches to language study and declared that the principles and methodology of each approach are distinct and mutually exclusive.
EUR 1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1807.72 | £UK 1401.25 | JP¥ 200089] Book number 38059

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