Ferdinand de Saussure





Ferdinand de Saussure


Born
in Geneva, Switzerland
November 26, 1857

Died
February 22, 1913

Genre

Influences


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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3.97 avg rating — 2,333 ratings — published 1915 — 77 editions
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محاضرات في علم اللسان العام

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Saussure's First Course of ...

4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1996
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Linguistik Und Semiologie

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Mémoire Sur Le Système Prim...

3.91 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Phonétique: Il Manoscritto ...

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Saussure's Second Course of...

3.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1997
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Wissenschaft der Sprache.

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Grundfragen der allgemeinen...

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Recueil des publications sc...

2.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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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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