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Procédés et opérations des sujets parlants chez F. de Saussure

Abstract : The rupture proclaimed by Saussure with the psychological approach of language, conveyed by his structuralist view, must not conceal the importance of the speaker's cognitive activity, which is given in his theories. Indeed, Saussure's criticism of psychology goes hand in hand with the definition of language in synchrony through the consciousness of the speakers. This is the context in which the notions of "process" and "operation of speakers" are developed, in general linguistic courses, which are the main focus of this paper. This article will address the career of these notions, used for the analysis of morphological and syntactic facts, and in particular the construction of what Saussure calls "abstract entities".
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Pierre-Yves Testenoire. Procédés et opérations des sujets parlants chez F. de Saussure. Histoire Epistémologie Langage, SHESL/EDP Sciences, 2018, 40 (1), pp.13-29. ⟨10.1051/hel/e2018-80002-6⟩. ⟨halshs-02092116⟩



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