skip to content
The force of language Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The force of language

Author: Jean-Jacques Lecercle; Denise Riley
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Series: Language, discourse, society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"The Force of Language puts forward a new critique of the mainstream philosophy of language, with the co-authorship of Denise Riley and Jean-Jacques Lecercle providing a fresh approach to the field. Riley's past work has suggested that modern convictions of a (supposedly) post-Saussurean bent are less adept at answering persistent questions such as 'how does language express feeling?' Such questions are reworked by
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Lecercle; Denise Riley
ISBN: 140394248X 9781403942487
OCLC Number: 55502636
Description: vii, 186 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 'A voice without a mouth' : inner speech --
Bad words --
A new philosophy of language --
The concept of language we don't need --
The concept of language we need.
Series Title: Language, discourse, society.
Responsibility: Jean-Jacques Lecercle and Denise Riley.
More information:

Abstract:

"The Force of Language puts forward a new critique of the mainstream philosophy of language, with the co-authorship of Denise Riley and Jean-Jacques Lecercle providing a fresh approach to the field. Riley's past work has suggested that modern convictions of a (supposedly) post-Saussurean bent are less adept at answering persistent questions such as 'how does language express feeling?' Such questions are reworked by Riley in a manner which recognises the inseparability of words and affect. She addresses questions which concern some operations of subliminal metaphoricity and their common but powerful effects: whether we speak language, or whether it speaks us, and how steering a middle term here may be more productive.

Another chapter, 'Bad Words', discusses how verbal injury (or so-called 'hate speech') operates - what it is to be the bad speaker oneself, and how its effects may be countered. Lecercle's chapters use this as a framework for developing a philosophy of language which stresses naming, interpellation, wounding, disconnection, and the powerful impersonality of language. Lecercle examines the relation between language and psyche, and the violence of language, and gives a new critique of Chomsky - offering a new understanding of language as both historical and immediately political and collective."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55502636> # The force of language
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "55502636" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Place/new_york_n_y> ; # New York, N.Y.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Place/houndmills_basingstoke_hampshire> ; # Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/401/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Topic/sprachphilosophie> ; # Sprachphilosophie
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85074574> ; # Language and languages--Philosophy
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/992193> ; # Language and languages--Philosophy
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Topic/langage_et_langues_philosophie> ; # Langage et langues--Philosophie
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Person/riley_denise> ; # Denise Riley
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Person/lecercle_jean_jacques> ; # Jean-Jacques Lecercle
    schema:datePublished "2004" ;
    schema:description "'A voice without a mouth' : inner speech -- Bad words -- A new philosophy of language -- The concept of language we don't need -- The concept of language we need."@en ;
    schema:description "Another chapter, 'Bad Words', discusses how verbal injury (or so-called 'hate speech') operates - what it is to be the bad speaker oneself, and how its effects may be countered. Lecercle's chapters use this as a framework for developing a philosophy of language which stresses naming, interpellation, wounding, disconnection, and the powerful impersonality of language. Lecercle examines the relation between language and psyche, and the violence of language, and gives a new critique of Chomsky - offering a new understanding of language as both historical and immediately political and collective."--Jacket."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/970172> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Series/language_discourse_society> ; # Language, discourse, society.
    schema:name "The force of language"@en ;
    schema:productID "55502636" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/55502636#PublicationEvent/houndmills_basingstoke_hampshire_new_york_n_y_palgrave_macmillan_2004> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Agent/palgrave_macmillan> ; # Palgrave Macmillan
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/55502636#Review/1523515880> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0618/2004051676-t.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781403942487> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/55502636> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Agent/palgrave_macmillan> # Palgrave Macmillan
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Palgrave Macmillan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Person/lecercle_jean_jacques> # Jean-Jacques Lecercle
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Lecercle" ;
    schema:givenName "Jean-Jacques" ;
    schema:name "Jean-Jacques Lecercle" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Person/riley_denise> # Denise Riley
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Riley" ;
    schema:givenName "Denise" ;
    schema:name "Denise Riley" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Place/houndmills_basingstoke_hampshire> # Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Place/new_york_n_y> # New York, N.Y.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York, N.Y." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Series/language_discourse_society> # Language, discourse, society.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55502636> ; # The force of language
    schema:name "Language, discourse, society." ;
    schema:name "Language, discourse, society" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Topic/langage_et_langues_philosophie> # Langage et langues--Philosophie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Langage et langues--Philosophie"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/970172#Topic/sprachphilosophie> # Sprachphilosophie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sprachphilosophie"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85074574> # Language and languages--Philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Language and languages--Philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/992193> # Language and languages--Philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Language and languages--Philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781403942487>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "140394248X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781403942487" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/55502636#Review/1523515880>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55502636> ; # The force of language
    schema:reviewBody ""The Force of Language puts forward a new critique of the mainstream philosophy of language, with the co-authorship of Denise Riley and Jean-Jacques Lecercle providing a fresh approach to the field. Riley's past work has suggested that modern convictions of a (supposedly) post-Saussurean bent are less adept at answering persistent questions such as 'how does language express feeling?' Such questions are reworked by Riley in a manner which recognises the inseparability of words and affect. She addresses questions which concern some operations of subliminal metaphoricity and their common but powerful effects: whether we speak language, or whether it speaks us, and how steering a middle term here may be more productive." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.