WORDS ABOUT WORDS
I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. . . . To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
Frantz Fanon, Black Skins, White Masks
Posted on April 4, 2003 at 7:19 PM