The Creation of the Self and Language
Primitive Sensory Relations of the Child with the Outside World
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.
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