Monolingualism- ‘Monolingualism’ or ‘Unilingualism’, is the condition of being able to speak only a single language. Bilingualism-the ability to. Monolingualism of the Other: or, The Prosthesis of Origin (Cultural Memory in the Present) [Jacques Derrida] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. Monolingualism of the Other has many times been viewed as Derrida’s autobiographical text. He uses his own experience to discuss language through identity.

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And to believe that you are somehow the language you speak, its prisoner, puppet and fractured creation. Added to PP index Total downloads 43of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 4of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Feb 27, Derek Brown rated it it was amazing.

These issues include the implementation of colonialism in the schools, the tacit or explicit censorship that excludes other indigenous languages from serious critical consideration, the investment in an ideal of linguistic purity, and the problematics of translation. Monolingalism I’ve read a lot about cultural assimilation and Judaism throughout my life, this particular perspective was new to me, and I really appreciated reading it.

Monolingualism of the Other: or, The Prosthesis of Origin

Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Jan 07, No trivia or quizzes yet. Bernard Stiegler – – In Tom Cohen ed.

Lovisa Bergdahl – – Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 1: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Jan 05, Liam Guilar rated it it was ok Shelves: Jun 12, Louis Cabri added it. It will never silence their memory. Oliver Thomas rated it it was ok Feb 12, There is no appropriation or reappropriation of language.


It could even worsen the terror, the lesions, and the w “Still, assuming there were some historical unity of a France and a Maghreb, which is far from being certain, the ‘and’ will never have been given, only promised or claimed.

Compatriots of every country, translator-poets, rebel against patriotism! A hyphen is never enough to conceal protests, cries of anger or suffering, the noise monoolingualism weapons, airplanes, and bombs.

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It’s promise is to give ourself to the other. It was like he was whispering the story of his life and his struggles into my ears! At another point, on p of CounterpathDerrida states that Tropes are how an intact signified can be transported in another language.

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We never speak only one language. My advice to people who have only just picked up Derrida, or they HAVE to monolingualjsm it because it is part of their Univ coursework, don’t give up! Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

The other is to be haunted by the feeling that if you stripped the syntax back to what he’s actually saying, then he isn’t really saying much at all.

At the second level, the author testifies to aspects of his acculturation as an Algerian Jew with respect to language acquisition, schooling, citizenship, and the dynamics of cultural-political exclusion and inclusion. For there is a twist to this truth.


Apr 07, Elvin Meng rated it it was amazing. And, to start with, the cultural mantra of mother tongue. This book belongs to the still current fashion for making Language into a fetish, and acting as though the only form of communication people are capable of is the equivalent of finding a torn scrap of windblown paper on a park bench, written in an unfamiliar handwriting by someone you’ve never met about an unannounced subject you have never previously encountered.

The fact that Derrida classifies himself has been the subject of discussion of many studies. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. I did not finish it, because I couldn’t get through it: Irislush rated it really liked it Oct 08, Can one’s identity be so simple that it amounts to slotting this individual piece into that collective?

He devotes a lot of time to exploring how h This was a challenge, but I really enjoyed reading it. Derrida makes one last remark that it is what is hidden beyond the veil, that which the veil does not even know it’s veiling that he is monolinguaoism for. The language called maternal is never purely natural, nor proper, nor inhabitable.