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Monolingualism of the other, or, The prosthesis of origin / Jacques Derrida ; translated by Patrick Mensah.

By: Derrida, Jacques.
Contributor(s): Mensah, Patrick.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cultural memory in the present. Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998Description: 93 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0804732892.Other title: Prosthesis of origin.Uniform titles: Monolinguisme de l'autre, ou, La prothèse d'origine. English Subject(s): Language and languages -- PhilosophySummary: " I have but one language-yet that language is not mine." This book intertwines theoretical reflection with historical and cultural particularity to enunciate, then analyze this conundrum in terms of the distinguished author's own relationship to the French language. Its argument touches on several issues relevant to the current debates on multiculturalism.
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Translation of : Monolinguisme de l'autre, ou, La prothèse d'origine.

bibliography : p. [77]-93.

" I have but one language-yet that language is not mine." This book intertwines theoretical reflection with historical and cultural particularity to enunciate, then analyze this conundrum in terms of the distinguished author's own relationship to the French language. Its argument touches on several issues relevant to the current debates on multiculturalism.

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