The language of the forest. Notes on the origin of natural languages in Giambattista Vico and Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Edler contemplates early theorizing about natural languages in Vico and Rousseau, concepts about a state of affairs before the emergence of languages, on early belief in the unity of signifier and signified, meanings and functions of languages, etc. Edler exemplifies lines of thinking, following Vico and Rousseau, in the case of the word "giant".
Keywords: language origins, Vico, G., Rousseau, J.-J., theory of language, signifier, signified, natural languages