LENG-1904 Language Theroy II

This course analyzes the beginnings of linguistics as a language science based on Ferdinand de Saussure´s approaches. The basic chapters of the General Linguistic Course will be analyzed. Through this analysis, the Saussure postulates will be compared against its own internal contradiction, particularly the ambiguity of the definition of significant/meaning-value that sets it in a double meaning position, incompatible with its functioning. The course will also cover, besides Saussure, studies by E. Benveniste, L. Bloonfield, Noah Comskyand J. L. Austin as the representatives of different epistemological perspectives on language.




Saavedra Becerra Alcira