Ferdinand de Saussure (Linguistics)

Ferdinand de Saussure (Linguistics/1857-1913) was a Swiss linguist considered to be one of the founders of modern linguistics and semiotics. He lectured at the University of Paris and Geneva on various Indo-European and other languages. His most notable work, Course in General Linguistics, which is comprised of his lecture notes, focuses on how languages can be analyzed as a system of formal elements.

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