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Ferdinand de Saussure

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Biography - Ferdinand de Saussure:

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

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






La langue est un système dont toutes les parties peuvent et doivent être considérés dans leur solidarité synchronique.

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Quotes for: Language


Quotes for: Language

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.

The language of truth is simple.

Language is the house of the truth of Being.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.


Ferdinand de Saussure also said...

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.

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

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