inarticulation

inarticulation

(ˌɪnɑːˌtɪkjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy obsolete the jointing of something into something else, as in a ball-and-socket joint; enarthrosis
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) lack of articulation; incoherent speech
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Surrounded by fetishes and figures of speech: Dog's tooth and whale's tooth, my father's shoe, the dead weight Of winter, the inarticulation of joy .
Here is evidence that the poetics of inarticulation still have the power to move a reader, even as it demonstrates that language itself is a fraught and perilous means of expressing sincere experience.
Charles's catalog in his poem is distilled, as his readers would expect: "Dog's tooth and whale's tooth, my father's shoe, the dead weight//Of winter, the inarticulation of joy.
In addition, "the mystery of X is a historical moment" a trace left by the "non-literate" the signature or mark on treaties: "The X was contradictory; it indicated inarticulation.
Their difficulties support Terry Roberts's argument that "lack of speech" and the "fundamental and profound inarticulation of the inner self [were] what Wolfe struggled with in writing Look Homeward, Angel" (81).
Faulkner's supposed inarticulation is part of his articulate message.
Borges in this story has Baltasar attempt to bridge the gap of inarticulation and difference only to turn the familiarity of the Gospel against its "interpreter.
This tension between verbal inarticulation and the certainty of a written script informs several scenes throughout the play.
Rachel Blau DuPlessis clearly associates the Etruscans with that enculturated "feminine" inarticulation in "For the Etruscans.
Johnston addresses the issue of `Explaining the Violence', using a variety of other studies and direct observation as evidence, and points to its wider inarticulation which contrasts with the party-label which victims give to those who have acted against them.
A further shared prejudice is the dualistic opposition between either victimization or total freedom, total inarticulation or consummate mastery of language.
Malevich proclaimed a straight line tracing a path in an expanse of points as the main gene of Suprematism - a Russocentric offshoot of Cubism and Futurism - and Khlebnikov proclaimed a new `transrational language', cleansed of meaning in a state of primitive inarticulation.