LINGUIST List 14.1913

Sat Jul 12 2003

Qs: Quote Reference; Vietnamese and English

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  1. Laurie Bauer, Un systeme ou tout se tient
  2. Francisco Dubert, Vietnamese English translation

Message 1: Un systeme ou tout se tient

Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 09:28:09 +1200
From: Laurie Bauer <>
Subject: Un systeme ou tout se tient

I've been looking for the origin of the famous structuralist dictum
that a language is 'un syst�me o� tout se tient'. A search of the
net finds it variously attributed to de Saussure or to Meillet (I
believe the latter is correct), but NO reference! Can anyone supply
the reference? Thank you!

Laurie Bauer
Professor of Linguistics
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
New Zealand

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Message 2: Vietnamese English translation

Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 10:17:47 +0200
From: Francisco Dubert <>
Subject: Vietnamese English translation

Dear colleagues

A student of our program of postgraduate studies needs information
about the problems that American linguists had in order to translate
Vietnamese language to English during the Vietnam War. She is now
working in Language Acquisition. Could you send her some kind of
bibliographical information?

Her e-mail address is:

Thank you very much

Francisco Dubert Garc�a
Departamento de Filolox�a Galega
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
15782 Santiago de Compostela (Espa�a)
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