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 (sō-so͝or′, -sür′), 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.


, Horace-Bénédict de 1740-1799.
Swiss scientist and mountaineer who made many ascents in the Alps to pursue his research in geology and meteorology. He proposed, and eventually awarded (1786), a prize for the first ascent of Mont Blanc.


(French sosyr)
(Biography) Ferdinand de (fɛrdinɑ̃ də). 1857–1913, Swiss linguist. He pioneered structuralism in linguistics and the separation of scientific language description from historical philological studies
Sausˈsurean adj, n


(Fr. soʊˈsür)

Ferdinand de, 1857–1913, Swiss linguist.
Saus•sur•e•an (soʊˈsʊər i ən, -ˈsyʊər-) adj.
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Noun1.Saussure - Swiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913)
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There were maps of mountains on the walls; also one or two lithographs of celebrated guides, and a portrait of the scientist De Saussure.
1 and 2--being those of Jacques Balmat and De Saussure, in 1787, and ending with No.
Balmat and De Saussure discovered Mont Blanc--so to speak--but it was Smith who made it a paying property.
His topics include cross-disciplinary perceptions of Baudrillard and rhetoric; his art of appearance: the construction of perceptual appearance; symbolic exchange and rhetorical invention; appearing as aphorist: Baudrillard, writing, and theory; appearing as ignoramus: Baudrillard, Susan Sontag, Ferdinand de Saussure, and rhetoric; and rhetoric, invention, and symbolic exchange.
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The species of the genus Mischocyttarus Saussure (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae: Mischocyttarini) are distributed exclusively in South and Central America.
According to de Saussure, generally regarded as the founder of modern linguistics, the sign is to language what the atom is to chemistry.
Los generos y especies fueron identificados a partir de las claves y descripciones taxonomicas realizadas por GIGLIO-TOS (1927), LA GRECA & LOMBARDO (1989), SAUSSURE & ZEHNTNER (1894), CERDA (1993), TERRA (1995), AGUDELO & CHICA (2002), LOMBARDO & IPPOLITO (2004), ROY & EHRMANN (2009), AGUDELO (2014a), MAXWELL, (2014), SVENSON (2014), LOMBARDO et al.
He takes up the Saussurean terms like signifier and signified as formulaic propositions and contends Saussure for considering them parallel to each other as he finds signifier over the signified and represents them by 'S' and 's' respectively, which find expression as a formula in the following manner:
A revised synopsis of the genus Attractomorpha saussure, 1862, with an account of the African aberrans group.
Saussure for Beginners is a lavishly illustrated introduction to the work of world-class linguist and philosopher Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913), whose ideas opened new ways to understand a vast array of academic disciplines, including anthropology, literary criticism, and psychoanalysis.