Jorge Soto-Almela, 2017: "Cien años después del Curso de lingüística general:
una revisión a la obra de Ferdinand de Saussure",
Onomázein 38, 213-232.
In 1916, Ferdinand de Saussure’s Course in General Linguistics was published posthumously.
In this work, his disciples, Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye, collected the Geneva teacher’s
lessons that have come to us until our days. Specifically, well-known concepts such as language/speech, synchrony/diachrony… and, of course, the concept of linguistic sign.
It have been a century since this work that is considered foundational of so-called European
structuralism was published; our goal is to review these concepts as they were expressed
then, so that the aim is to make a critical analysis on some current interpretations
which, to our understanding, distort the primeval saussurean concept. Also, other aim is to
contextualize some of the objectives that have been traced in this work according to the
linguistic theory (or, rather, ideology ) of the moment and hope to pick up the most relevant
contributions of postsassurean structuralism.