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Beyond Pure ReasonFerdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Boris Gasparov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) revolutionized the study of language, signs, and discourse in the twentieth century. He successfully reconstructed the proto-Indo-European vowel ... More

The Domestication of LanguageCultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

Daniel Cloud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167925
eISBN:
9780231538282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to ... More

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