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  1. Apr 2022
    1. allow Jakobson to explain why the first person and its cognates are both thelast linguistic acquisition of the child and the first linguistic loss of the aphasiac.Jakobson’s first essays to be translated into French came out in 1963. Barthesrefers to them, the very same year, in the preface to the Critical Essays where heidentifies (if one may say so) both positively and negatively with those two invalidspeaking subjects whom, for not having yet (or having no longer) access to thefirst person, he promotes as models or examples for the writer, granted one differ-ence: the writer takes responsibility for not uttering the “I” that both the childand the aphasiac are constitutionally unable to use.

      Is it broadly true that the first person and cognates are the last acquisitions of children and among the first losses of aphasiacs?

  2. Mar 2022
  3. Oct 2020
    1. that the loss of the faculty of speaking connectedly, implies of necessity the loss of the faculty of thinking connectedly as well.

      This Book was written during a time when people like Paul Broca and Wernicke, were discovering that damage to specific areas of the brain could affect specific functions while keeping most every other function in tact. In fact, it sounds as though Jennings is describing Broca's, or Wernicke's aphasia, both of which, sort of fit Mr. Candy's behavior. If this is the case Candy's memory would be in tact, he would just be having trouble finding the words to express himself.