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The language and its mysteries in the work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Grant number: 10/03196-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - Ethics
Principal Investigator:Maria das Graças de Souza
Grantee:Mauro Dela Bandera Arco Junior
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research investigates the theory of language of Jean-Jacques Rousseau - as it is presented in the Essay on the Origin of Languages and in other texts or fragments that contain reflexions about language or music - and the relation of his theory with the "Cartesian linguistic". The hypothesis that conduces the beginning of this research is the centrality of notions, specially musical, such as "accent", "melody and "musical imitation", that are articulated in a doctrine of language based in a musical paradigm that trembles the foundations of the classical idea of linguistic presented by Port-Royal . It´s subject is Rousseau's attitude in refusing the logical-grammatical paradigm as the basic directives for the "Cartesian linguistics" when defining his conception of language as fundamentally rhetorical and sustained by a musical model.

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ARCO JUNIOR, Mauro Dela Bandera. The sung word or a conception of language in Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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