Release:2017, Vol. 3. №4
About the author:Denis S. Zolotukhin, Postgraduate Student, Department of Romance Languages named after V. G. Gak, Moscow State Pedagogical University; email@example.com
This article analyzes the lexical-semantic features of the representation of F. de Saussure’s authentic terminology in the French text of “Course in General Linguistics” — a canonical linguistic masterpiece of the 20th century.
The famous book “Course in General Linguistics” (1916), according to its publishers Ch. Bally and A. Sechehaye, contains F. de Saussure’s basic ideas and represents the final development result of the Swiss linguist’s terminological system. Specialists in history of linguistics have disputed this statement for more than 100 years, though. Thus, the given study the first time considers this object from a purely terminological point of view. The central terms of the “Course in General Linguistics” (1997, edited by T. de Mauro) are subject to genetic, definitional and componential analyses demonstrating the concrete lexical-semantic transformations of the original authentic terms contained in F. de Saussure’s texts: articles, drafts, scientific reports and other works of 1872-1911. The obtained data indicate that the static terminology of the “Course in General Linguistics” is a formalized version of the original dynamic F. de Saussure’s terminological system that was deformed due to subjective and objective linguistic and extralinguistic factors.