Monolingualism of the Other: or, The Prosthesis of Origin: Jacques Derrida, Patrick Mensah: Books – Monolingualism- ‘Monolingualism’ or ‘Unilingualism’, is the condition of being able to speak only a single language. Bilingualism-the ability to. Monolingualism of the Other, Or, The Prosthesis of Origin Jacques Derrida was Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

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The Experimental Phenomenology of an Altered State. Alison Phipps Limited preview – Sep 25, Andrew Spiteri rated it it was amazing.

Oct 01, Beth Yost rated it liked it. Make identity in its most base sense revealed ever on the horizon. Why can’t we use the lower end of the scale?

Doesn’t anything the self may say about its circumstances first have to reckon with the fact that self-identity is necessarily split, hence is yet to be achieved, if it is able to talk about itself at all?

But even more than the re-conception of difference, and perhaps more importantly, deconstruction works towards preventing the worst violence. Philosophy as Prosthesis and Transformative Vision. Though one’s native language undeniably shapes one’s world, down to the minutest detail, Derrida is interested in bringing to light the network of faults whereby, in fact, acquiring and speaking a language is minolingualism.

Monolingualism of the Other: or, The Prosthesis of Origin

How to understand D D for dummies We only ever speak one languageor rather one idiom only. I never resist it, I am in the streets at its call, even if, apparently, I have been working silently since dawn at derfida table.

Compatriots of every country, translator-poets, rebel against patriotism! View othe 4 comments. Indeed, deconstruction is relentless in this pursuit since justice is impossible to achieve.


The Membrane and the Diaphragm. To ask other readers questions about Monolingualism of the Otherplease monilingualism up. Derrida takes these relatively straightforward claims and mixes in a bit of his own auto-biography: It is not just high strung intellectual mumbo jumbo, it is a very personal, intimate account of a person’s relationship with a language. The book operates on three levels.

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This is all too well known. Stanford University Press I’m not sure what he is referring to, in exactitude, but that is the point. Jan 05, Liam Guilar rated it it was ok Shelves: Fidelity at the Limits of Deconstmction and the Prosthesis of Faith. Paperbackpages. Monolingualism of the Other fits nicely with Heidegger’s essay ‘On the way to Language’, that is, if you’re interested in studying the feature of being both inside and outside language.

For there is a twist to this truth. Be the first to ask a question about Monolingualism of the Other.

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Apr 07, Elvin Meng rated it it was amazing. The third option is to enjoy the syntax and redefine “To Understand’.

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Forged from a partnership between a university press and monolingualosm library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. But what I loved most about Monolingualism of the Other is the way in which Derrida discusses the connections between language and cultural assimilation, particularly with regard to his Jewish heritage. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Though much of the ofher focuses on the fascinating case of the Franco-Maghrebi there is much here that could find a wider application apartheid culture, for instance, would be illuminated by some of Derrida’s remarks, always with the warning provided: Yes I do have a huge crush on Derrida, and yes I am gushing over him.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That I belong to a linguistic group or that such a group grants me an identity?

Jul 05, Leif rated it really liked it. I liked Derrida’s writing style, and he raises some fascinating questions about the nature of language and communication can anyone “own” the language they speak?

Putting It Up for Sale. It’s not an easy-reader ;- But now again, I like books that challenge me to think and feel outside the expected. I love and miss the way people hhe struggle to find just the right word in their writing, and the attempt for precision.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. More suggestive than systematic – another one of those books that people describe in really interesting ways, but that seems rather unrewarding when you actually read it. Added to PP index Total downloads 43of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 4of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

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