De Saussure

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De Saussure Article relationship btw language as a system and speech events It’s important to understand that for Saussure, language as a system is the fundamental element – the way he see’s it is the speakers of a language have the structure and language then speech is the production of that structure o In reality the relationship is otherwise o We speak… then if we are interested in language as theoreticians, is
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Unformatted text preview: what people say I can extract a dictionary, rules, etc • This structure of language exists in the imagination of the analyst – we do not have rules of grammar which are there in specific parts of our memory unless we’ve learned them… what we have is the intention to communicate and this brings together ideas of associations we had previously...
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