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An essay on the origin of language

based on modern researches, and especially on the works of M. Renan.
  • 231 Pages
  • 3.95 MB
  • English
J. Murray , London
Renan, Ernest, 1823-1892, Language and lang
StatementBy Frederic W. Farrar.
LC ClassificationsP131 .F3
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 231 p.
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Open LibraryOL6529724M
LC Control Number11008649

Essay on the Origin of Languages (French: Essai sur l'origine des langues) is an essay by Jean-Jacques Rousseau published posthumously in Rousseau had meant to publish the essay in a short volume which was also to include essays On Theatrical Imitation and The Levite of Ephraim.

In the preface to this would-be volume, Rousseau wrote that the Essay was originally. This graceful translation remedies both those failings by bringing together the Essay, which John T.

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This volume combines Rousseau’s essay on the origin of diverse languages with Herder’s essay on the genesis of the faculty of speech. Rousseau’s essay is important to semiotics and critical theory, as it plays a central role in Jacques Derrida’s book Of Grammatology, and both essays are valuable historical and philosophical documents.

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English. 1n; Herder, Johann Gottfried, Abhandlung über den Ursprung der : Treatise on the Origin of Language. Source: Herder. Philosophical Writings, ed., Michael N.

Forster, publ. CUP; About half of the essay is excerpted below, also omitting copious editorial notes. German Original I do not want to pursue the hypothesis of the divine origin of language any further on a metaphysical basis, for its groundlessness.

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Figurative language arose first. Rousseau, in his Essay on the Origin of Languages, deals with the problem of figurative language and proper language.

He claims "that the first language had to be figurative"(pg 12) and the explanation he cites as support for his claim is his previous claim that language emerged out of passions.

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An essay on the origin of language: based on modern researches, and especially on the works of M. Renan. [F W Farrar].