ECHOLALIAS ON THE FORGETTING OF LANGUAGE PDF

Reviews This is a superb book. It combines erudition of the subtlest kind with literary finesse. We read it with pleasure and intellectual gain. And it truly makes us think — about the act of speaking, about the languages, about poets. He succeeds in making a gesture all too rare today: a philosophical gesture, whose center is the questioning of language.

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Reviews This is a superb book. It combines erudition of the subtlest kind with literary finesse. We read it with pleasure and intellectual gain. And it truly makes us think — about the act of speaking, about the languages, about poets. He succeeds in making a gesture all too rare today: a philosophical gesture, whose center is the questioning of language. Difficult, erudite, and full of luminous parables, it is worth multiple readings. It is brilliantly written, moves subtlety between cases, anecdotes, and cultural histories—through theoretical considerations—while remaining close to the bone.

Only I have a better memory than the others. I have not forgotten the former inability to swim. But since I have not forgotten it, being able to swim is of no help to me; and so, after all, I cannot swim. Here the life and death and never-ending mutability of languages, the babbling lost in the interstices of speech, the history of typographical marks, the mysteries of animal sounds and speech disorders, forgotten tongues and mother tongues, linguistic paradoxes and tragedies all acquire a brilliant and Ovidian intensity.

Susan Stewart author of Columbarium and Poetry and the Fate of the Senses If there ever was a book like this one, I cannot remember it. When have such important philosophical and philological arguments about the nature of language and such trenchant critiques been made with such graceful learning? With each turn of the page we pass from amnesia to anamnesis and back again.

If you read this book, you will not easily forget it. Vertiginous landscapes of learning open up at every moment, but the writing never loses its aphoristic edge. Much is said and even more is suggested. This book rebuilds whole worlds from the ravages of loss and forgetting, and also discreetly teaches us that there are no worlds that loss and forgetting do not beset.

Here the life and death and never-ending mutability of languages the babbling lost in the interstices of speech the history of typographical marks the mysteries of animal sounds and speech disorders forgotten tongues and mother tongues linguistic paradoxes and tragedies all acquire a brilliant and Ovidian intensity. Also by this Author.

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ECHOLALIAS ON THE FORGETTING OF LANGUAGE PDF

Just as speech can be acquired, so can it be lost. Speakers can forget words, phrases, even entire languages they once knew; over the course of time peoples, too, let go of the tongues that were once theirs, as languages disappear and A far-reaching philosophical investigation into the persistence and disappearance of speech, in individuals and in linguistic communities. Speakers can forget words, phrases, even entire languages they once knew; over the course of time peoples, too, let go of the tongues that were once theirs, as languages disappear and give way to the others that follow them. In Echolalias, Daniel Heller-Roazen reflects on the many forms of linguistic forgetfulness, offering a far-reaching philosophical investigation into the persistence and disappearance of speech. In twenty-one brief chapters, he moves among classical, medieval, and modern culture, exploring the interrelations of speech, writing, memory, and oblivion.

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Tojazil I am, in a word, a fan. Stephen rated it really liked it Nov 21, Joseph rated it it was amazing Mar 16, echllalias If you have an interest in linguistics this lanhuage be a fun read. Refresh and try again. Overall, the volume leaves one with the impression that this is a book on language written by a literary scholar who is not sufficiently up-to- date on current linguistic theory. Throughout the text, there is evidence of such lack of familiarity with contemporary linguistic theory. Extraordinary and effortless erudition. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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