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.

References:
- Ferdinand de Saussure, "Cours de Linguistique Générale" (1916)
- Plato, Cratylus (ca. 390 BC)
- Edward Sapir on sounds and meaning (1930) https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiindOV-qvxAhWOGBQKHSgDBC0QFjANegQIAxAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Fweb.stanford.edu%2Fclass%2Flinguist1%2FRdgs%2FSapir.1.pdf&usg=AOvVaw17O5eWaSQ6wE_-ex1gXiZu

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