Saussure: Langue as an Autonomous System

  • Feifei Zhou


The lecture notes of Saussure’s students published in 1916 with the title Cours de Linguistique Générale (hereafter ‘the Course’) were taken to be the best collection of Saussurean thought until the discovery of his own lecture notes and manuscripts in his father’s house in 1996. Based on these newly discovered materials, Bouquet and Engler published Ecrits de Linguistique Générale (‘Writings in General Linguistics’) in 2002. In the preface, comparing several quotations from the 1916 book and Saussure’s manuscripts, they make the following remarks:


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  • Feifei Zhou
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishLingnan UniversityHong KongChina

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