On the Origin of Language

by Alexander Gode, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Johann Gottfried Herder

University of Chicago Press | April 26, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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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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Published: April 26, 2012

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0226923282

ISBN - 13: 9780226923284

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Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 26, 2012

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0226923282

ISBN - 13: 9780226923284

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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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