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Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
Ferdinand de Saussure: The Father of Linguistics
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  • Mineralogist (chemistry, chrystal structure, minerals)Entomologist (insects)Taxonomist (classified species)
  • Age of 21
  • Word=combination of meaning and formPhonology and morphology=sufficient for structural linguistics, but not complete. created small set of rules to generate all sentences of language
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    • 1. Ferdiand deSaussureFather of Linguistics Silvia Lee
    • 2. Born:Geneva, Switzerland 1857
    • 3. Father:Henri Louis Frédéric de Saussure Mineralogist Entomologist Taxonomist
    • 4. Universityof Geneva1875
    • 5. Graduate Work:University of Leipzig 1876
    • 6. l’Ecole pratique des hautes étudesTaught (11 years): Knight• Sanskrit of the• Gothic Legion• Old High German of Honor
    • 7. University of Geneva 1891Professor• Sanskrit• Indo-Eurpoean langauges• Course of General Linguistics (1907-1911)
    • 8. Doctorate in 1880:Dissertation on the PrimitiveVowel System in Indo-European Languages
    • 9. What is language?
    • 10. Sign
    • 11. Sign = abritarySymbol = motivation
    • 12. SignSignified Signifier
    • 13. Value of the Sign
    • 14. Emile Durkheim•Father ofsociology•Socialintegration
    • 15. Langue Parole(system) (put into practice) Language in social, cultural context
    • 16. gay
    • 17. Signs•Polysemous•Unstable•Endlessly shifting•Create new meanings, new social contexts
    • 18. The Arbitrary Nature of the Sign system of relations
    • 19. Objection 1: Onomoatopeoia
    • 20. Objection 2: Interjections
    • 21. complete systemat a given timeSynchrony & Diachrony historical development
    • 22. Synchrony:present and future
    • 23. Paradigm (pattern) & Syntagm (syntax)
    • 24. Criticisms• Langue: complete system?• Distinction: syntagm & paradigm• Finite-state grammar
    • 25. Claude Levi-Strauss•Structuralism•Familyrelations
    • 26. Linguistics
    • 27. Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis •Linguistic relativity •Language determines thought

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