Harlan Lane and Feral Children

  • Georges Mounin
Part of the Topics in Contemporary Semiotics book series (TICSE, volume 158)


Harlan Lane’s account of Victor, the wild boy captured in the woods several times between 1797 and 1800, then studied and raised by Dr. Jean-Marc Itard (Lane, 1976), is undoubtedly the best recent study of the various questions raised by this case, a very famous one, yet often exploited too quickly and too partially, according to the intellectual current of the moment.


Sign Language Gestural Communication Permanent Brain Damage Intellectual Current Existentialist Perspective 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Mounin
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  1. 1.University of ProvenceAix-MarseillesFrance

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