Albert Sechehaye

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Albert Sechehaye (French: [se.ʃə.ɛ]; 4 July 1870, Geneva – 2 July 1946, Geneva) was a Swiss linguist. He is known for editing Ferdinand de Saussure's lectures, Course in General Linguistics.

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Sechehaye studied at the University of Geneva under Ferdinand de Saussure. From 1893 to 1902 he trained at Gottingen, where he wrote a thesis in German about the French imperfect subjunctive. After that, he taught in Geneva until his death, though not becoming a professor until 1939, when he succeeded his colleague Charles Bally. His wife Marguerite Sechehaye was a psychotherapist and a pioneer in the psychoanalytic treatment of schizophrenics[1]

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  • Anne-Marguerite Frýba-Reber, Albert Sechehaye et la syntaxe imaginative : contribution à l'histoire de la linguistique saussurienne, Genève: Droz, 1994.