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Unformatted text preview: vii. the relationships are very important viii. this is an example of linguistic relativity. will likely be an essay question on a test g. Paradigmatic & Syntagmatic relations i. another way of thinking about syntax ii. Saussure thought languages had to have a way to combine words together to make chains iii. said a sentence was a sequence of signs, each sign contributes something to the overall meaning of the sentence iv. when the signs have a linear relationship they are syntagmatic (horizontal) v. when a sign is present in a sentence and is contrasting with other signs that could fill that slot is a paradigmatic (vertical) vi. paradigmatic, think of a paradigm. she runs. she can also be replaced with he, the dog, my cat, etc....
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- Fall '08
- Ferdinand de Saussure, Saussure a. language