Speaking, Writing and Living

Is language reducible to human speech? If it is so then it becomes limited. Jacques Derrida calls this reduction phonocentrism. This means there are non-phonetic/phonetic languages. Humans began to communicate in a non-phonic way through gestures and sounds (sonic images). Often images, pictographs, hieroglyphs were used to communicate. This suggests that speech that makes use of words as well...


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