Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Course in General Linguistics
Foyalty 18

Course in General Linguistics (Paperback)

£5.99
Despatched in 2 business days.

Synopsis

Ferdinand de Saussure's Course in General Linguistics is one of the most influential texts of the 20th-century - an astonishing feat for what is, at heart, a series of deeply technical lectures about the structure of human languages.





What the Course's vast influence shows, fundamentally, is the power of good interpretative skills. The interpretative tasks of laying down and clarifying definitions are often vital to providing the logical framework for all kinds of critical thinking - whether it be solving problems in business, or esoteric academic research. At the time sat which Saussure gave his lectures, linguistics was a scattered and inconsistent field, without a unified method or rigorous approach. He aimed to change that by setting down and clarifying definitions and distinctions that would provide a coherent methodological framework for the study of language.





The terms laid down in the Course did exactly that - and they still make up the core of linguistic terminology a full century later. More than this, however, Saussure also highlighted the centrality of linguistic interpretation to understanding how we relate to the world, founding "semiotics", or the study of signs - a field whose influence on academics across the humanities and social sciences is unparalleled.

EducationCareers & StudyingStudy & learning skills: generalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theoryHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsSemanticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychology Publisher: Macat International Limited Publication Date: 04/07/2017 ISBN-13: 9781912127375  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

More books by Laura E.B. Key

More books by Brittany Pheiffer Noble

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Research Question: Little Quick Fix
(Paperback)
Zina O'Leary
 
 
£6.99
 
Cracking the AP World History Exam...
(Paperback)
Princeton Review
 
 
£22.50
 
Research Proposal: Little Quick Fix
(Paperback)
Zina O'Leary
 
 
£6.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close