LINGUIST List 22.3990

Wed Oct 12 2011

Media: Language and the Unconscious

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Message 1: Language and the Unconscious
Date: 12-Oct-2011
From: Brent Woo <>
Subject: Language and the Unconscious
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In a conversation with Ehsan Azari Stanizai discussing French psychiatrist Jacques Lacan, the relationship of language to the (un)conscious is touched on.

"...this unconscious is always producing its effect in these linguistic tropes and also in the gaps, and also in the lapses in our speaking, or in our written discourse, or in our spoken discourse; those things that we are not talking... when language fails to produce its effect as a communicative means, then that is the eruption of unconscious."

Is this related to Chomsky's idea of E- and I-Language?

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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science Psycholinguistics

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