What is meant by langue and parole?
These terms, from Frederick de Saussure’s Course in General Linguistics, are used to differentiate between the tool and its use. Langue (French for “language) is a system of speech—its syntax , tenses, vocabulary, rules of grammar, declensions, inflections, etc.—the language as a system. Parole is what the language is used for—to declare, to object, to describe, to promise, etc., etc.—what are...
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