Saussurean

Saussurean

[soh-soor-ee-uhn, -syoor-]
adjective
pertaining to or characteristic of the theories of Ferdinand de Saussure, especially the view that a language consists of a network of interrelated elements in contrast.

Origin:
Saussure + -ean

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Saussure (French sosyr)
 
n
Ferdinand de (fɛrdinɑ̃ də). 1857--1913, Swiss linguist. He pioneered structuralism in linguistics and the separation of scientific language description from historical philological studies
 
Saus'surean
 
adj, —n

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