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The Limits of My Language

Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780748639854
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652105 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.003.0007
The Limits of My Language

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This chapter studies the expression ‘limits of language’ and shows how it manages in Derrida's work. It emphasises that Derrida was concerned with thinking about the supposed separation of language and world. It shows that the traditional opposition of language and world is deconstructed and discusses the quasi-concepts of text, trace, and différance.

Keywords: limits of language; traditional opposition; world; text; trace; différance

Chapter.  7042 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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