plural noun[treated as singular]
The branch of linguistics that deals with language as a system of interrelated structures, in particular the theories and methods of Leonard Bloomfield, emphasizing the accurate identification of syntactic and lexical form as opposed to meaning and historical development.
- Ricoeur relies frankly on Kant in this discussion, which brings together Freud, structural linguistics and semantic theory.
- N. Troubetzkoy, the illustrious founder of structural linguistics, himself furnished the answer to this question.
- Dubnick stresses Stein's anticipations of the structural linguistics of Roland Barthes and Roman Jakobson.
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