18._Monolingualism_of_the_Other_1 - 11 Language as...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Monolingualism of the Other, or, the Prosthesis of Origin (pp. 1-43) 1. How can a language not be one’s own if it is one’s only language? (2) 2. Peformative contradiction (3) 3. Writing, jealousy, and resentment (8) 4. Indiscernibility of language, dialectic, idiom (8-9) 5. Law and language as first condition of madness (10) 6. The most Franco-Maghrebian (13) as disorder of identity (14) 7. Jews of Algeria: citizenship as traumatic memory (16-17) 8. The particular as universal: personal trauma and universal structure of an experience (20, 26) 9. Promise or desire in speech (21) 10. Impossibility of metalanguage = impossibility of mastering or owning language = impossibility of natural or national language, except as phantasm (22-23) a. Liberation from language of the other is equally impossible→appropriative madness (24)
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: 11. Language as alienation (Lacan’s discourse of the Other) (25) 12. Memory or autobiography as form of self-alienation (29) a. The subject of memory dependent on language (of the Other) 13. Why is it impossible to count languages, say, in the case of one who speaks more than one language? (30) 14. Interdicted language, subject of interdiction (30-31) 15. What is “maternal” language? 16. Culture = politics of language (39) a. Marginalization of Arabic and Berber in Algeria b. Marginalization of local French in Louisiana 17. Law as language → undecidability between autonomy and heteronomy (the law that one gives to oneself and the law that comes from the other) (Ibid.) a. Sovereignty of language as colonial violence (39-40)...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 10/30/2008 for the course ENGL 3084 taught by Professor Mcgee during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online