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In its very violence, the controversy among Jacques Derrida and John Searle was once the evidence of the space that maintains to split the continental speculative culture from its Anglo-Saxon analytic counterpart. Raoul Moati's e-book is way greater than a evaluate of the controversy -- he's a part of the talk, bringing it to its philosophical end. occasionally, whereas interpreting his e-book, one has the sensation that Derrida and Searle engaged of their debate in order that Moati might write his booklet on them, within the comparable approach that, for Hegel, the Peloponnesian struggle was once fought in order that Thucydides may perhaps write his vintage ebook on it.

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Dans le s langue s fle xionnelles, le s relati ons et le s catégories gr ammaticale s sont marqu ées par des d ésinences modi­ fiant le r ad ical des mots (d éclinaisons, co nju gaisons, marques de ge nre et de nomb re) . Dans le s langue s analytique s, les rela­ tions sont ind iqu ée s par l'ordre des mots et par de s pr épositions. 60 L 'arbre des langues comme inclassables selon ces critères, et la recher­ che s'oriente davantage vers les universaux de lan­ gage, c'est-à-dire le noyau commun à toutes les langues.

Leurs locuteurs seraient inaptes à une expression linguistique complexe et structurée, ils par44 Catalogue des idées reçues sur la langue leraient comme des enfants. Le Black English , l'anglais des Noirs américains, a longtemps été tenu pour une preuve de l'infériorité génétique des Noirs. Confronté à la norme de l'anglais standard, il ne pou­ vait apparaître que comme une corruption de cette norme : chute dur et des consonnes finales en géné­ ral, réduction des groupes consonantiques, perte de th remplacé par tld ouf/v (this, par exemple, est pro­ noncé dis ou vis), perte du -s à la troisième personne du singulier et de -ed au passé, double négation (le comble de l'illogisme puisque deux négations sont censées se détruire).

Dans le s langue s fle xionnelles, le s relati ons et le s catégories gr ammaticale s sont marqu ées par des d ésinences modi­ fiant le r ad ical des mots (d éclinaisons, co nju gaisons, marques de ge nre et de nomb re) . Dans le s langue s analytique s, les rela­ tions sont ind iqu ée s par l'ordre des mots et par de s pr épositions. 60 L 'arbre des langues comme inclassables selon ces critères, et la recher­ che s'oriente davantage vers les universaux de lan­ gage, c'est-à-dire le noyau commun à toutes les langues.

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