Saturday, May 07, 2011

Thought and Sound in Language

The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857...Image via Wikipedia
“Thought is one side of the sheet (of paper) and sound the reverse side. Just as it is impossible to take a pair of scissors and cut one side of the paper without at the same time cutting the other, so it is impossible in a language to isolate thought from sound or sound from thought” - Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics.
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