En torno a la teoría saussureana de la motivación lingüística

  1. Díaz Hormigo, María Tadea
ELUA: Estudios de Lingüística. Universidad de Alicante

ISSN: 0212-7636 2171-6692

Year of publication: 2009

Issue: 23

Pages: 73-98

Type: Article

DOI: 10.14198/ELUA2009.23.04 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openRUA editor

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Among the theories, concepts and distinctions, which, having been mentioned for the very first time in the Cours de linguistique générale, could be considered as original Saussurean contributions, some points established by this scholar concerning the current theory of motivation in language may be found. Such contributions, however, have not been sufficiently attributed or indebted to the Professor from Geneva. This fact is focused on throughout this paper whose main objective is to analyse the influence of the Saussurean concept on the theory of motivation in language in subsequent linguistic theories rather than to distinguish the connections that his conception maintains with other reflections on language prior to his. We conclude that Saussure�s theory of motivation in language is taken up by these authors who, nevertheless, do not admit their debt to him and, moreover, they advocate a widening of the scope of the proposal which distorts and contravenes his conceptions.