On the Origin of Language

On the Origin of Language

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Johann Gottfried Herder John H. Moran Alexander Gode
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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.
Language
English
Pages
186
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Release
March 15, 1986
ISBN
0226730123
ISBN 13
9780226730127
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.
Language
English
Pages
186
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Release
March 15, 1986
ISBN
0226730123
ISBN 13
9780226730127

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