FERDINAND DE SAUSSURE: STRUCTURALISM AND HIS ROLE IN MODERN LINGUISTICS

Khoirul Zaman Al Umman

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Structuralism showed up in 20th century along with the appearance of Course in General Linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure. Even not written by him, this book was the result of his thought when teaching at Geneva University, this book was judged as the revolution of language. Structural linguistics does its research by its structure and not from its history, for him, language is an organized system and we must differ between langue as individual language and parole as the individual act of communication. The principles of linguistics which proposed by Ferdinand de Saussure suggest new method of language research and different from historical approach which used before this view appear. Those are several points which discussed by the writer in his paper.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21111/lisanudhad.v2i1.469

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