ERIC Number: ED297571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Leonard Bloomfield and the "Cours de Linguistique Generale."
A discussion of the development of Leonard Bloomfield's theory of linguistics focuses on the influence of Ferdinand de Saussure's "Cours de linguistique generale" on Bloomfield's thinking. The discussion begins with a characterization of Bloomfield's early position with regard to general linguistics, especially as found in his 1914 book entitled "An Introduction to the Study of Language." Second, his interpretation of the "Cours de linguistique generale" is chronicled through his written comments. Finally, the influence of encounters with Saussure's theory of language on Bloomfield's later views is investigated by tracing specific elements of Bloomfieldian writing to the "Cours de linguistique generale." (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bloomfield (Leonard)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (62nd, San Francisco, CA, December 27-30, 1987).