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Jakobson’s Essay Passage
The first part of this paper expounds on the book of Roman Jakobson Two aspects of language and two types of disturbances. In this assignment, I have chosen this passage from the above-named material and am going to put it into perspective according to my understanding of the matter. The passage is; “If aphasia is a language disturbance, as the term itself suggests, and then any description and classification of aphasic syndromes must begin with the question of what aspects of language are impaired in the various species of such a disorder. This problem, which was approached long ago by Hughlings Jackson, cannot be solved without the participation of professional linguist familiar with the patterning and functioning of language.” (Jakobson, 49)
Here Roman Jakobson is trying to emphasize and relates aphasia as a language disorder and various species disorders which impairs language understanding and speaking, this is mainly directed toward young children as these disorders are very much supposedly going to be seen mostly in them although there are also cases in the adults due to brain damage, this happens when the left Perisyvian region, Wernike’s area and Broca’s area included are damaged and the result is what causes aphasia. Aphasia here deters fluent speech and understanding of languages (Jakobson, 49).
In this passage, Roman Jakobson tries to alienate the aspect or the syndromes that bring about this disorder and how this can be solved. He is stating that this questions that have been addressed before by a certain scholar called Hughlings Jakobson long time ago and cannot be solved by one if they do not indulge professional linguist that is fashioned with functions and pattern of language.
Mont Blanc by Percy Bysshe Shelley
This second part of this paper is an explanation of how a chosen stanza from the poem; “Mont Blanc” applies from the Roman Jakobson passage above. According to the second stanza of the poem the “Mont Blanc” the original work of Percy Byshe Shelley. In relation to the thesis and essay of Roman Jacobson on the Two aspects of language and two types of disturbances, this stanza applies to this essay like the following;
The stanza is basically expounded on the forces that nature has and the impact it causes in our daily lives, instead of the narrator considering nature as benevolent and gentle he takes in the direction of the force that this nature force has in the human mind, this understanding is the same concept that Jacobson addresses while addressing language disorders which are environmentally affluence (Blanc). This concept in the human mind viewed as a representation of consciousness in nature is what the essay terms to the concept that is favorable for the understanding of languages and also being able to speak, as the narrator of this poem says “The Arve river and the surrounding ravine complements the beauty of each other” so does the speech and understanding does to each other as in the essay thesis.
The power of imagination is what both the narrator of the poem and the thesis in the essay by Roman Jacobson, the combination of sensory concepts is both expounded in this stanza as in the essay, the use of ideas in the mind as conscious power and source of imaginative thought that influence language and speech (Blanc).
Both Mont Blanc poem by Percy Shelley and the book of Roman Jakobson Two aspects of language and two types of disturbances, discuss the power of human thinking as a concept of understanding to cover things and relate to other things through language. Both concur that only a few who don’t have disorders of languages can have the privilege to seething and be able to attribute them in languages and speech.
Jakobson, Roman. Studies on Child Language and Aphasia. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1971. Print.
Shelley, Percy. Mont Blanc. 2009. Web.