Language's beginnings may very well have been pure onomatopoeia, which led to humans mimicking sounds they heard in their immediate environment, utilizing vocalization in a purely glossolalic
But, once stripped of all extra-linguistic meaning and constituted as a subject of enunciation, the subject discovers that he has gained access not so much to a possibility of speaking as to the impossibility of speaking--or, rather, that he has gained access to being always-already anticipated by a glossolalic
potentiality over which he has neither control nor mastery.
utterance of the sound "Marion" has the same non-agential status as Sir William's emission from his ancestors.
Vivier, Glossolalia, MedD dissertation, University of Witwatersrand, 1960: for a summary, see "The Glossolalic
and His Personality", in Th.
In other words, our self-definition as Pentecostals is challenged when we realize that a Catholic presentation on ecumenism could have been just as compelling as a witness to scripture from a eucharistic center as this discussion from the vantage point of glossolalic