Ferdinand de Saussure





Ferdinand de Saussure

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born
in Geneva, Switzerland
November 26, 1857

died
February 22, 1913

gender
male


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Ferdinand de Saussure was a Swiss linguist whose ideas laid a foundation for many significant developments in linguistics in the 20th century. Saussure is widely considered to be one of the fathers of 20th-century linguistics and his ideas have had a monumental impact throughout the humanities and social sciences.


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Course in General Linguistics
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دوره زبان شناسی عمومی
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Saussure's First Course of ...
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Saussure's Second Course of...
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Wissenschaft der Sprache.
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Industrial Democracy in Ame...
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More books by Ferdinand de Saussure…
“I’m almost never serious, and I’m always too serious. Too deep, too shallow. Too sensitive, too cold hearted. I’m like a collection of paradoxes.”
Ferdinand de Saussure

“Without language, thought is a vague, uncharted nebula.”
Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics

“Psychologically our thought-apart from its expression in words-is only a shapeless and indistinct mass.”
Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics

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