In lingua veritas : La langue comme credo ou comme « balancier »

Abstract : In his book, The Language of the Third Reich, LTI, Lingua Tertii Imperii, the philologist Victor Klemperer explores—through changes to the German language that was enduringly influenced by the Nazi idiom—the mechanisms of such a sweeping influence. His preoccupations are akin to those of psychoanalysts who have taken an interest in narcissistic identifications. The LTI fosters the primary functioning of thought, while preserving the appearance of a secondary formation. It imposes a religious thinking, maintaining the illusion of dependence on an omnipotent and omniscient undifferentiated parental figure. The style of Klemperer’s book demonstrates the battle of the forces of Eros against the powers of destruction. This study can inform listening to patients whose defences regularly mobilise the recourse to a stereotyped discourse or to an operative style. (Traduction de Sophie Leighton.)
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Laurence Aubry. In lingua veritas : La langue comme credo ou comme « balancier ». Revue Française de Psychanalyse, Presses Uniiversitaires de France, 2015, 79 (1), pp.42. ⟨10.3917/rfp.791.0042⟩. ⟨hal-02329755⟩

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