Saussurian Structuralism in Linguistics

Tanveer Ahmed Muhammadi


This research article focuses on the basic assumptions about structuralism as proposed by Ferdinand Saussure through his ideas of structure, language signs, synchronic and diachronic study of language and langue and parole. It also incorporates the criticism on Saussurean thought from different intellectual quarters.  The background view of the life of Saussure and his intellectual legacy and attempts have been attempted to explain in simple terms before indulging into the technicalities of the topic.

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