|Zorobi Philippe TOH, For or Against Saussure’s Cours de Linguistique Generale? A Discursive Approach|
For or Against Saussure’s Cours de Linguistique Generale? A Discursive Approach to Alethic Modalities in Ahmadou Kourouma’s Allah is not Obliged.
Zorobi Philippe TOH
Université Alassane Ouattara.
Abstract: A century after Saussure’s Cours de linguistique générale, one is likely to witness enormous progresses in the linguistic field. Far from viewing this constant unrest as debasing, one should rather view it as a reassuring sign of vitality of linguistics. In other words, is Cours de linguistique générale dead or still alive with regard to linguistics today?
This paper is intending to exhort the scientific community that Saussure’s Cours de linguistique générale is trans-theoretical. A theory can welcome it or openly reject it, but can never be without it. As a matter of fact, understanding alethic modalities required the mastery of the basic concepts developed in Saussure’s Cours de linguistique générale. Hence, the neccessity of having more than ever Saussure’Cours de linguistique générale in memory and never forget it because it is the rock upon which modern linguistics is built.