By Yann Martel
À l. a. suite d’une pénible rencontre à Londres où son nouveau livre, s’inspirant de l’abomination nazie, est rejeté par ses éditeurs, Henry rentre chez lui et cesse d’écrire. Une web page semble tournée. Henry proceed de répondre à ses lecteurs qui se passionnent pour son dernier roman paru. Or voici qu’il reçoit un courrier où l’un d’eux lui demande son aide. C’est un taxidermiste, mais aussi un apprenti écrivain dont l’histoire de Béatrice et Virgile, une ânesse et un singe, est saisissante. Cette delusion qui semble évoquer l’Holocauste captive Henry: tout se passe comme si ce qu’il avait cru perdu à Londres renaissait sous ses yeux. Avec un savoir-faire admirable, Yann Martel fait l. a. démonstration qu’un échec peut se transformer en victoire pour peu qu’on croie encore à l’infini pouvoir de l’imaginaire. Il nous montre aussi que les chemins qui mènent à cette reconquête sont parfois inattendus. Après L’Histoire de Pi, probablement le plus grand succès overseas d’un écrivain canadien, voici Béatrice et Virgile, un roman qui ne ressemble en rien au précédent, mais qui est aussi porté par un écrivain à l’immense expertise.
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It turns out, though, that this task is harder than it appears. One well-known attempt to specify just what properties deﬁne a ‘‘language’’ in the human sense was made by the linguist Charles Hockett in the 1950s. Some of Hockett’s Design Features of Language may also be found in nonhuman communication systems, but he argued that the whole set is found together only in human languages. Ultimately, the eﬀort to deﬁne language in this way poses more problems than it solves, but at least it provides a basis for discussion.
In understanding the workings of language, we want to distinguish semantic signals (which refer to events and objects in the world outside of the signaler) from expressive ones (which simply reﬂect to the outside world some aspect of the internal state of the subject). 10 08:38 It is conventional to observe that the linguistic signal has no necessary relation to what it denotes. Speech signals, that is, are not in general iconic. 10 08:38 Language and Communication perceived resemblance between the sound of the word and some aspect of a real cat, but merely because that is the English word for it.
Individuals may attune their choice from within such a range to the usage of those around them, even though the basic system develops in them without reference to the behavior of others. The claim of innateness in many communicative systems is thus subject to the qualiﬁcation that the ways in which such behavior is used may be modiﬁed somewhat over the life span of the individual. ’’ Charitably, we can interpret this statement as emphasizing that language can describe things that are not literally realized or true.