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Glossematik ("combination of glossemes ") is the name for a language theory that was founded by Louis Hjelmslev and Hans Jørgen Uldall in the Copenhagen School .


The glossematics counts as a continuation and differentiation of the basic principles for structural language analysis presented by Ferdinand de Saussure . She looks at the relationship between the elements of expression and content (glossemes) achieved through abstraction, and she investigates the sounds of speech ( phonology ) and the relationship between linguistic signs and reality ( semantics ).


See also the selected bibliography in the article Louis Hjelmslev
  • Claus Heeschen: Basic questions in linguistics. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Berlin / Cologne / Mainz 1972. Therein chapter: Die Glossematik , pp. 69–80.
  • Gerhard Helbig: History of modern linguistics. Under the special aspect of grammar theory. Hueber, Munich 1971. Therein chapter: The Copenhagen School , pp. 60–72.

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Wiktionary: Glossematics  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations