My Entire Dissertation Summed Up in One Lyn Hejinian Sentence

 

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To counter such hypocritical strategies (which are no less than forms of fraud) requires now as it did then a comprehensive examination of language, one which challenges its ‘naturalness,’ discloses the world view (and ideology) secreted not only in our vocabulary but at every linguistic level including the ways in which sentences are put together, and explores new ways of thinking by putting language (and hence perception) together in new ways.

From the essay “Barbarism,” which is included in The Language of Inquiry (p. 324; U of California P, 2000)

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