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By Jacques Derrida

“I have yet one language—yet that language isn't really mine.” This booklet intertwines theoretical mirrored image with historic and cultural particularity to enunciate, then learn this conundrum when it comes to the author’s personal dating to the French language.

The ebook operates on 3 degrees. on the first point, a theoretical inquiry investigates the relation among participants and their “own” language. It additionally explores the structural limits, wants, and interdictions inherent in such “possession,” in addition to the corporeal element of language (its accents, tones, and rhythms) and the query of the “countability” of languages (that is, their discreteness or actual givenness).

At the second one point, the writer testifies to elements of his acculturation as an Algerian Jew with admire to language acquisition, education, citizenship, and the dynamics of cultural-political exclusion and inclusion. on the 3rd point, the publication is comparative, drawing on statements from a variety of figures, from the Moroccan Abdelkebir Khatibi to Franz Rosenzweig, Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt, and Emmanuel Levinas.

Since one of many book’s primary topics is the query of linguistic and cultural identification, its argument touches on numerous matters suitable to the present debates on multiculturalism. those matters contain the implementation of colonialism within the faculties, the tacit or particular censorship that excludes different (indigenous) languages from severe severe attention, the funding in a terrific of linguistic purity, and the problematics of translation. the writer additionally unearths the advanced interaction of mental components that invests the topic of identification with the need to get well a “lost” language of beginning and with the ambition to grasp the language of the colonizer.

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