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Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology

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The Languages of the Jews: A Sociolinguistic History

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Indo-European Linguistics

New Open Access journal on Indo-European Linguistics is now available!

Query Details

Query Subject:   Un systeme ou tout se tient
Author:   Laurie Bauer
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I've been looking for the origin of the famous structuralist dictum
that a language is 'un système où 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

Fax: +64 4 463 5604
DDI: + 64 4 463 5619

LL Issue: 14.1913
Date posted: 12-Jul-2003


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