Meaning of Saussure, Ferdinand de in English:

Saussure, Ferdinand de

Pronunciation /səʊˈsjʊə/ /sosyʀ/

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proper noun

  • (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.