International Seminar

On Interpretation

Interpretation works with language, making use of the equivoque that the latter affords. The Lacanian proposal of interpretative speech, which appeals to the equivoque, responds to his conviction that the subject makes an enjoying (jouis-sense) use of sense. A use that veils the in-existence of the sexual relation. The equivoque is defined as the new speech destined to momentarily interrupt the signifying copulation. The speech which reveals that lalangue plays with its speakers, says more than what it says and always says something else. We will explore the different types of equivoques at the level of language in which they operate: homophonic, grammatical and logical, with the aim of illustrating that interpretative speech suspends communication and common sense