This book develops models and hypotheses about the mechanisms of the origin of language and the self. It offers a highly original discussion of language acquisition in relation to Freud's paper on aphasia. The book is useful for psychiatrists, teachers, social workers, and parents.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- the Autistic Child -- Introduction -- Revisiting Freud from the standpoint of his writings on aphasia -- Some modern psychoanalytic theories on autism -- The child’s relationship with the Other and with language: some concepts of Merleau-Ponty and Henri Wallon -- Benjamin -- Testimonies -- Transformation
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