20 Matching Annotations
  1. Sep 2021
  2. drive.google.com drive.google.com
    1. This may be the sine qua non of rhetoric: theart of linguistically or symbolically creating salience.

      Salience: importance

    2. Weltanschauung

      Weltanschauung: worldview. German.

    1. COMPLICITY

      I have heard this term used a lot in the last four years. Even when I was unsure what the word precisely meant, I understood it to have negative connotations. OED defines complicity as, "the state of being involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing." If Miller is using the term in this way than that's a pretty risky way to title his piece. It implies that the structure of academia is corrupted.

  3. Aug 2021
    1. paradigmatic

      I was not sure what this term meant in this context. After looking the term up on google, the definition that seems to fit is the denotation of the relationship between a set of linguistic items that form mutually exclusive choices in particular syntactic roles.

  4. Dec 2020
    1. Universal Grammar (

      The theoretical or hypothetical system of categories, operations, and principles shared by all human languages and considered to be innate, as defined by Chomsky.

    2. syntact

      regarding the formation of sentences

  5. Oct 2020
    1. marking.

      "Whenever a person delineates a cultural boundary around a particular cultural space in human time"

  6. May 2017
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  9. Feb 2017
    1. franchise

      franchise

      It's most often used in reference to the right to vote, but the term carries the larger meaning of just a right or privilege in general. It can also be "freedom or immunity from some burden or restriction vested in a person or group."

      I think the broader political and social meanings of "franchise" and its derivations -- most commonly "enfranchise" and "disenfranchise" -- make it a key term for rhetoric, particularly as we continue to ask questions like “What is Rhetoric?” or “What was Rhetoric?” or “Whatever Rhetoric?” or “Which Rhetorics?” or “When Rhetoric?” or “Whenever Rhetoric?” or “What will be Rhetoric?” or “What will have been Rhetoric?” or “What isn’t Rhetoric?”