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René de Saussure and the theory of word formation

Author: Stephen R Anderson; Louis de Saussure
Publisher: Berlin, Germany : Language Science Press, 2018.
Series: Classics in linguistics, 6; Classics in linguistics (Berlin, Germany), 6.
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This volume presents two works elaborating a general theory of words and their structure written by René de Saussure, younger brother of Ferdinand de Saussure. Although originating in René de Saussure's concerns for the structure of Esperanto, these essays are clearly intended to articulate a general account of word formation in natural language. They appear here in the French original with facing English  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: René de Saussure; René de Saussure
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Anderson; Louis de Saussure
ISBN: 9783961100965 3961100969
OCLC Number: 1065536351
Description: 1 online resource (x, 241 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: The 1911 text. Principes logiques de la formation des mots = Logical principles of the formation of words ; Reviews of the Saussure 1911 --
The 1919 text. La structure logique des mots = The logical structure of words --
Commentary. The Esperantist background of René de Saussure's work / Marc van Oostendorp --
The morphological theory of René de Saussure's works / Stephen R. Anderson --
The theory of meaning in René de Saussure's works / Louis de Saussure.
Series Title: Classics in linguistics, 6; Classics in linguistics (Berlin, Germany), 6.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen R. Anderson, Louis de Saussure.

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This volume presents two works elaborating a general theory of words and their structure written by René de Saussure, younger brother of Ferdinand de Saussure. Although originating in René de Saussure's concerns for the structure of Esperanto, these essays are clearly intended to articulate a general account of word formation in natural language. They appear here in the French original with facing English translations, accompanied by some remarks on René de Saussure's life and followed by essays on the Esperantist background of his analysis (by Marc van Oostendorp), the contemporary relevance of his morphological theory (by Stephen Anderson), and the semantic theory of words underlying his analysis (by Louis de Saussure). These two works have remained essentially unknown to the community of scholars in general linguistics since their publication in 1911 and 1919, respectively, although Esperantists have been aware of them. They develop in quite explicit form a theory of what would later be called morphemic analysis, based primarily on data from French (with some material from German and English, as well as occasional examples from other Indo-European languages). In its fundamental aspect, René's view of word formation differed significantly from that of his brother, who saw the structure of complex words as revealed not through their decomposition into smaller "atomic" units but rather in the relations between words, relations which could be presented in analogical form and which anticipate rule-based theories of morphological structure. The contrast between the two brothers' views thus anticipates basic issues in current theorizing about word structure.

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