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By Jacques Derrida

“I have yet one language—yet that language isn't really mine.” This publication intertwines theoretical mirrored image with ancient and cultural particularity to enunciate, then research this conundrum when it comes to the author’s personal courting to the French language.

The e-book operates on 3 degrees. on the first point, a theoretical inquiry investigates the relation among contributors and their “own” language. It additionally explores the structural limits, wants, and interdictions inherent in such “possession,” in addition to the corporeal point of language (its accents, tones, and rhythms) and the query of the “countability” of languages (that is, their discreteness or authentic givenness).

At the second one point, the writer testifies to features of his acculturation as an Algerian Jew with recognize to language acquisition, education, citizenship, and the dynamics of cultural-political exclusion and inclusion. on the 3rd point, the e-book is comparative, drawing on statements from a variety of figures, from the Moroccan Abdelkebir Khatibi to Franz Rosenzweig, Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt, and Emmanuel Levinas.

Since one of many book’s valuable subject matters is the query of linguistic and cultural identification, its argument touches on numerous concerns correct to the present debates on multiculturalism. those matters comprise the implementation of colonialism within the colleges, the tacit or specific censorship that excludes different (indigenous) languages from severe severe attention, the funding in a great of linguistic purity, and the problematics of translation. the writer additionally finds the complicated interaction of mental elements that invests the topic of identification with the will to get better a “lost” language of starting place and with the ambition to grasp the language of the colonizer.

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