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The Force of Language

  • Authors
  • Jean-Jacques Lecercle
  • Denise Riley
Book

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jean-Jacques Lecercle
      Pages 1-4
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Denise Riley
      Pages 7-45
    3. Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Denise Riley
      Pages 46-62
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Denise Riley
      Pages 65-90
    3. Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Denise Riley
      Pages 91-111
    4. Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Denise Riley
      Pages 112-170
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 171-186

About this book

Introduction

The Force of Language illustrates how the philosophy of Language, if differently conceived, can directly incorporate questions of political thought and of emotionality, and offers the practical case of defensive strategies against the abusive speech. This follows a broad consideration of the inner voice or inner speech as a test case for a new approach to language, in particular as a way of radically rethinking the usual contrast between inner and outer through furnishing an account of how we internalize speech. The book's core offers a substantial critique of orthodox approaches to the philosophy of language form Chomsky and others; drawing on European political thought from Marx to Deleuze, it will move beyond this inheritance to explain and demonstrate its fresh conception of language at work.

Keywords

critique language philosophy of language

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