Sağ Şencal – «The emergence and development of Saussurean linguistic thought and structural linguistics in Turkey»

Esma Sağ Şencal, «The emergence and development of Saussurean linguistic thought and structural linguistics in Turkey», in Language & History 63/2 (2020), pp. 139-165
DOI: 10.1080/17597536.2020.1744291
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17597536.2020.1744291

Abstract
The aim of this study is to analyse the emergence and development of Saussurean linguistic thought and structural linguistics in Turkey after the 1920s. Although Saussurean and structural linguistic studies can be traced back to the early stages of Turkey, most of these studies flourished after the 1960s. For example, Cours de Linguistique Générale was translated for the first time in 1976. This study has demonstrated that Saussurean linguistic thought and structural linguistics attracted prominent Turkish linguists’ attention. However, probably due to the ideological and nationalistic concerns, conducting a better translation and forming a native linguistic terminology overshadow other linguistic contributions, although Turkish linguists conducted significant works in linguistics.

publié par giuseppe d'ottavi