Book Title: Saussure's First Course of Lectures on General Linguistics, 1907 : From the Notebooks of Albert Riedlinger
Author: Oxford Dictionaries
Format: Hardback | 292 pages
Publication Date: 01 Jun 1996
Hardbound. Saussure's Cours de linguistique generale has been one of the seminal books of the twentieth century, having shaped modern linguistics and semiology, and having importantly affected anthropology, philosophy and literary studies. Yet the book was written by Saussure's colleagues, based on student notes taken during the three occasions when Saussure gave his lectures on general linguistics. For Saussure's first course, the notebooks of Albert Riedlinger are certainly the best and the most detailed. They have loomed large in our knowledge of Saussurean linguistics, but a number of Saussure's statements, as recorded by Riedlinger, have never been known to a larger public. Until now, those notes themselves have been unavailable, except in fragmented and incomplete form in Engler's unwieldy and hard-to-find edition of the Cours. Now, the best of the student notes to all three courses will be available for the first tim"