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Structural Linguistics and Greek
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The governing principle of Structural Linguistics can be stated very simply: every language is a coherent system of systems (Saussure 1916:26, 29, 32, et passim). The phonological system of a language, for example, though not directly observable, is reconstructible from the allophonic data (using the traditional comparative method), and can normally be pres…

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John Hewson, “Structural Linguistics and Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000324>
First published online: 2013

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