Author(s): Saussure, Ferdinand de (1916)
Title: Course in General Linguistics (translated by Wade Baskin)
Publisher: Fontana/Collins, London
Langue et Parole (competence and performance) and form vs. substance are key themes in Suassure’s important work in language analytics.Hisdescription of a science of semiology or semiotics focuses attention on the symbol systems that appear in the language and external signs such as tone, body language, etc. Saussure’s work shaped modern thinking.