Saussure,Ferdinand de

Saus·sure (sō-so͝orʹ, -sürʹ), Ferdinand de. 1857-1913.
Swiss linguist. The founder of structural linguistics, he declared that there is only an arbitrary relationship between a linguistic sign and that which it signifies. The posthumously published collection of his lectures, Course in General Linguistics (1916), is a seminal work of modern linguistics.

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