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A Revolution in Language: The Problem of Signs in Late Eighteenth-Century France

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What is the relationship between the ideas of the Enlightenment and the culture and ideology of the French Revolution? This book takes up that classic question by concentrating on changing conceptions of language and, especially, signs during the second half of the eighteenth century.

The author traces, first, the emergence of a new interest in the possibility of gestural c
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Hardcover, 424 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Stanford University Press (first published 2001)
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LARRY
Apr 19, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Heady stuff about the Deaf and signs during the French Revolution (or was that Enlightenment?).

Good stuff to read in this book that many of us, members of the Deaf community, do not know. Like I said, heady stuff. You just gotta read a bit at a time and digest for critical pondering.
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