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Bilingualism is for me the fundamental problem of linguistics.
The function of poetry is to point out that the sign is not identical to the referent.
Languages differ essentially in what they must convey and not in what they may convey.
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October 11, 1896
July 18, 1982
Roman Osipovich Jakobson was a Russian American linguist and literary theorist.
Fundamentals of Language (1956)
The framework of language (1980)
Language in Literature (1980)
Verbal art, verbal sign, verbal time
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