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'''Ferdinand de Saussure''' (
[[November 26 ]], [[1857 ]] – [[February 22]], []) was a [[Switzerland|Swiss]] [[linguist]], considered by many to be the father of [[structuralism]].
Born in [[Geneva]], he laid the foundation for many developments in [[linguistics]] in the [[20th century]]. He perceived linguistics as a branch of a general [[science]] of signs he proposed to call ''semiology'' (now generally known as [[semiotics]]).