Babel in Translation

Tan, Galen Chern Ming

Pioneers of artificial languages, in particular, often employ the figure of Babel in their rhetoric to justify their new language. Jacques Derrida's reading of the Babel myth in relation to the act of translation challenges the latent assumptions that these pioneers make in using the myth of Babel, and thus challenges the motivations behind creating artificial languages. The thesis is divided into... read more

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