Sounds and Meaning - Part 1

Published June 28, 2021 18 Views

Do sounds have meaning? A question ignored for centuries could hold the key to understanding how language emerged, and what it is. In this first part, I introduce you to a few misconceptions in Linguistics, and the idea that maybe, just maybe... sounds may carry in them the essence of the entities they describe.

- Ferdinand de Saussure, "Cours de Linguistique Générale" (1916)
- Plato, Cratylus (ca. 390 BC)
- Edward Sapir on sounds and meaning (1930)

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