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  • ISBN: 9780226730127
  • ISBN10: 0226730123

On the Origin of Language

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/1986
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1. On the Various Means of Communicating Our Thoughts 2. That the Invention of Speech Is Due Not to Need but Passion 3. That the First Language Had To Be Figurative 4. On the Distinctive Characteristics of the First Language and the Changes It Had to Undergo 5. On Script 6. Whether It is Likely that Homer Knew How to Write 7. On Modern Prosody 8. General and Local Differences in the Origin of Languages 9. Formation of the Southern Languages 10. Formation of the Languages of the North 11. Reflections on These Differences 12. The Origin of Music and Its Relations 13. On Melody 14. On Harmony 15. That Our Most Lively Sensations Frequently Are Produced by Moral Impressions 16. False Analogy between Colors and Sounds 17. An Error of Musicians Harmful to Their Art 18. That the Greek Musical System Had No Relation to Ours 19. How Music Has Degenerated 20. Relationship of Languages to Government
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