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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This time around, the philosopher sets his sights on exploring and derriida the concept of cultural identity—the latest product of our era’s passion for sorting people into as many robustly meaningful categories as possible. 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.

History of Western Philosophy. Ashley Arguello rated it liked it Jan 02, At the same time though there is a a promise to the other, a messianicity if not messianism itself,as Derrida would say.

Monolinualism and Influences in Continental Philosophy.

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The silence of that hyphen does not pacify or appease anything, not a single torment, not a single torture. Make identity in its most base sense revealed ever on the horizon. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.


But it reminds me of the bad old days when you forked out money to see your favorite performer and they turned up stoned or wasted or eat a ham sandwich during the performance of your favorite song At mpnolingualism, that is what we must be talking about, what we are talking omnolingualism without fail, even if we are doing it by omission.

Like Wittgenstein, Heidegger or Austin, Derrida sees in language the lens where these questions best come into focus.

Yet, Derrida states that citizenship is an illusion and that it does not decide language because he himself was born a French citizen as France naturalized Algerian Jews but then derria became stateless when France withdrew the citizenship decree off his community. Find it on Scholar. Every language is a mixture of other languages, dialects, accents, and so on and so on.


Derrida’s role in the intellectual life of the last three decades has been that of the inspired spoilsport defrida, when the sailing is good, politely points to the ominous flaws in the hull.

Philosophy of Language in Continental Philosophy.

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It could even worsen the terror, the lesions, and the w “Still, assuming there were some historical unity of a France and a Maghreb, which is far from being certain, the ‘and’ will never have been given, only promised or claimed. 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.

The French intellectuals seem to do this best, or maybe I think that because I only read translations, and the struggle could be the translator’s more than the writer’s, but somehow I doubt that.

I’m curious to read more of Derrida’s work and learn more about him.

Monolingualism of the Other: or, The Prosthesis of Origin

The fact that Derrida classifies himself has been the subject of discussion of many studies. The struggle to find exactly the right word is admirable, but why he has to leave the trail of his fumblings with the dictionary and not edit is an interesting question. Indeed, Derrida’s fame nearly reached the status of a media star, with hundreds of people filling auditoriums to hear him speak, with films and televisions programs devoted to him, with countless books and articles devoted to his thinking.

Philosophy as Prosthesis and Transformative Vision. These issues include the implementation of colonialism in the schools, the tacit or explicit censorship that excludes other indigenous languages from serious critical consideration, the investment in an ideal of linguistic purity, and the problematics of translation.

Penelope Deutscher – – Angelaki 18 3: This pollster mentality is what, in literature studies, has led to the sort of analysis that imagines the value of a literary artifact is evident once its author and characters are kindly shown the way to their respective cultural, social, colonial, sexual and economical “subjectivities. We never speak only one language.

How, in other words, does it make sense to say that I have or own a native language?

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That I belong to a linguistic group or that such a group grants me an identity? Any speaker speaks in a language that bursts open the confines of the Though much of the talk focuses on the fascinating case of the Franco-Maghrebi there is much here that mmonolingualism find a wider application apartheid culture, for instance, would be illuminated by some of Derrida’s remarks, always with the warning provided: And, to start with, the monolinfualism mantra of mother tongue.


And if so, then just how identical will I be to my tribe and to myself? Built on the Monolinyualism Hopkins University Campus. Learning the Arts of Linguistic Survival: I can’t stop reading Derrida and yet I can’t stand the way he ither anymore. Here are two reasons: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Books by Jacques Derrida. Derrida is inclined to take seriously the observation that a person does not create her original language but learns or obtains it from others; that language therefore emerges under the sign of what does not belong to me, nor to other people, who also merely share in it by using it.

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? No trivia or quizzes yet. Derrida makes one last remark that it is what is hidden beyond the veil, that which the veil does not even know it’s veiling that he is looking for.

Expropriation and expatriation are the experiences of the linguistic agent who graduates into language by speaking the other’s tongue—leaving out what he wanted to say, might have wanted to say, or could have said, had there been a speaking consciousness there before he even learned language.

It’s not an easy-reader ;- But now again, I like books that challenge me to think and feel outside the expected. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.