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Saussure, Ferdinand de

Line breaks: Fer¦di|nand de Saus|sure
Pronunciation: /səʊˈsjʊə
 
, sosyʀ/

Definition of Saussure, Ferdinand de in English:

( 1857–1913), Swiss linguistics scholar. He was one of the founders of modern linguistics and his work is fundamental to the development of structuralism. Saussure made a distinction between langue and parole, and stressed that linguistic study should focus on the former.

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