Ferdinand de Saussure
#303 Overall Influence

Ferdinand de Saussure

Swiss linguist


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Ferdinand de Saussure was a Swiss linguist, semiotician and philosopher. His ideas laid a foundation for many significant developments in both linguistics and semiotics in the 20th century. He is widely considered one of the founders of 20th-century linguistics and one of two major founders of semiotics, or semiology, as Saussure called it.

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University of Geneva
University of Geneva

Public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland

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Leipzig University
Leipzig University

University in Leipzig, Germany

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