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Saussure and Modern Linguistics

There is a difference between "Chomsky" and "modern linguistics". Chomsky is the founder of an influential school of modern linguistics, but there are other schools of modern ...
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The philosophical characteristics of functionalism and structuralism

I presume your question is about the above clustering, and you are not asking for a critical analysis of Givon's article. The implication of that clustering is that linguistic practice tends to fall ...
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The philosophical characteristics of functionalism and structuralism

There are three main schools of linguistics: structuralism, functionalism and formalism. Below, the first two paragraphs are taken from an article from a German academic. The most influential school ...
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Why is it called the ‘sound-image’ in Saussurean structural linguistics?

People are often confused over "sound" which can be considered from at least two perspectives: physical patterns of vibrations of air particles, and a human cognitive representation of the ...
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How to provide evidence that my hypothesis is correct (the same structure but the constituents are different), syntactic structures, constituency

I am guessing that the question is a homework assignment and that in providing an answer, I am doing the homework problem for the student. My hope in this area is that the student will use the ...
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What is meaning according to Saussure?

I don't recall whether he explicitly defined meaning in a generalized form in the Course, but if you just want to know how he's considered to have defined it, then I can tell you Saussure referred to ...
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