Benveniste, Émile

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Benveniste, Émile

 

Born May 27, 1902, in Halab (Aleppo), Syria. French linguist. Student of A. Meillet. Specialist in general and European linguistics.

Benveniste is an adherent of structural linguistics. As distinct from F. de Saussure, Benveniste thinks that the linguistic sign is not arbitrary, since it is determined by the system of a language (The Nature of the Linguistic Sign, 1939). Benveniste also works in the field of general semiotics. As a specialist in Indo-European languages, Benveniste is famous for his theory of the structure of the Indo-European root and for numerous studies of Iranian languages.

WORKS

Noms d’agent et noms d’action en indoeuropéen. Paris, 1948.
“Problèmes sémantiques de la réconstruction.” Word, New York, 1954, vol. 10, nos. 2–3.
Etudes sur la langue osséte. Paris, 1959.
Problèmes de linguistique genérale. Paris, 1966.
In Russian translation:
Indoevropeiskoe umennoe slovoobrazovanie. Moscow, 1955.
References in periodicals archive ?
Benveniste, Emile (2000a), "On Subjectivity in Language (Despre subiectivitate in limbaj)," Problems in General Linguistics (Probleme de lingvistica generala), vol.
Benveniste, Emile (2000b), "Relations of Tense in the French Verb (Relajiile temporale in cazul verbului francez)," Problems in General Linguistics (Probleme de lingvistica generala), vol.
Benveniste, Emile (2000c), "Relationships of Person in the Verb (Structura relajiilor de persoana in cazul verbului)," Problems in General Linguistics (Probleme de lingvistica generala), vol.
Benveniste, Emile (2000d), "The Formal Apparatus of Enunciation (Aparatul formal al enunjarii)," Problems in General Linguistics (Probleme de lingvistica generala), vol.
BENVENISTE, Emile (1971): Problemi di linguistica generale.
BENVENISTE, Emile (1983): Vocabulario de las instituciones indoeuropeas.
Benveniste, Emile, Problems in General Linguistics, trans.
Benveniste, Emile, Problems de linguistique generale, II, Paris, Gallimard, 1974.