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Ferdinand de Saussure

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Biography - Ferdinand de Saussure:

Swiss linguist and semiotician.
Born: 1857 - Died: 1913
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Switzerland
Switzerland

The value of just any term is accordingly determined by its environment.



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French
La valeur de n'importe quel terme est déterminée par ce qui l'entoure.




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It is often easier to discover a truth than to assign to it its proper place.





Language can also be compared with a sheet of paper: thought is the front and the sound the back; one cannot cut the front with out cutting the back at the same time; likewise in language, one can neither divide sound from thought nor thought from sound;





Speech has both an individual and a social side, and we cannot conceive of one without the other.





Language is a system of signs that express ideas.





Time changes all things; there is no reason why language should escape this universal law.





Language is a system whose parts can and must all be considered in their synchronic solidarity.












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