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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jean-Jacques Lecercle; Denise Riley
|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.|
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.