Roland Barthes Quote

Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.


Inaugural lecture, Collège de France, 7 January 1977

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Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and...

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Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and...

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Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and...

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Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and...