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Trippingly on the Tongues

The Story of Language (Pei, Mario)

A polyglot speaks many languages. A linguist studies human languages, or maybe just one language – its structure, syntax, semantics, and phonetics. 1,394 more words

Early 20th Century (1900-1950)

Language and Semiotics

In today’s lecture we discussed language and semiotics, the main theorist being Ferdinand de Saussure.

Saussure was a French theorist who came up with the theory of language being constructed by reality. 832 more words