By Ferdinand de Saussure, Eisuke Komatsu, George Wolf
Saussure's Cours de linguistique générale has been one of many seminal books of the 20 th century, having formed smooth linguistics and semiology, and having importantly affected anthropology, philosophy and literary stories. but the publication was once written by way of Saussure's colleagues, in line with scholar notes taken through the 3 events while Sausssure gave his lectures on normal linguistics. previously, these notes themselves were unavailable, other than in fragmented and incomplete shape in Engler's unwieldy and hard-to-find version of the Cours . This quantity provides Riedlinger's notes at the moment process lectures within the series within which they have been written. The notes are observed through an creation and a whole English translation of the textual content. This version additionally comprises an appendix with the notes of Charles Patois. Patois' notes have by no means earlier than been released, and make this publication certain. including the notes to the 1st and 3rd volumes, this paintings presents the main trustworthy resource fabric for Saussure's notion. it is going to be welcomed by way of linguistic theorists, historians of linguistics, philosophers, and students.
NOTE : BILINGUAL variation