Category: Structural Linguistics

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Langue and Parole

The concept of Langue and Parole in Linguistics was introduced by the Swiss Structural Linguist Ferdinand de Saussure in his seminal book Cours de Linguistique Générale (Course in General Linguistics), which was published posthumously in 1916 by Saussure’s students in the form of class notes. Langue and Parole are actually French words. In English,...

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Null Morpheme or Zero Morpheme

What is a Null Morpheme in Linguistics? Null morphemes are a special case of morphemes in linguistics that have some meaning or semantic content, but do not have a phonological shape or, in simple words, they cannot be pronounced by the language speakers. Being phonologically null, they just perform a morpheme’s function of rendering semantic...